Neuroscientist Raymond Tallis’s “I’m fed-up with neuro- and evo psycho- fads” is catching on …
|March 3, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Darwinism, Evolutionary psychology, Neuroscience|
First Things first thunkit? No, but is among the first to catch on. I see where, at their “First Thoughts,” blog, Joe Carter has picked up on Raymond Tallis’ outing of “Darwinitis”of the mind, in New Statesman. Tallis’s punctures into the balloons of neuro-this and neuro-that and “evolutionary psychology” resulted in interesting comments. It also got picked up at Arts and Letters Daily, billed as
Brain-science enthusiasts promise a more peaceful and prosperous world. Great, right? Maybe not. Raymond Tallis punctures neuromania…
If you want to see the type of thing Tallis is skewering:
Neuro-this (How evolution and neurology explain why people voted for Sarah Palin … )
“Evolutionary” psychology “Darwinian ‘triggers’ to persuasion and captivatin read more like the seven deadly sins”, … oh, and why not also the Evolutionary sob sister columnist? Or, The monkeys talk, I swear it!