Okay: So evolutionary biologist Larry Moran does NOT believe in evolutionary psychology …
|June 22, 2007||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design|
Responding to something I wrote at the Post-Darwinist about the popularity of evolutionary psychology among atheists, Moran (a textbook co-author you may well have suffered through in school), responds:
Just for the record, Denyse, I’m one of those evil atheists that you like to rant about but I’m totally opposed to evolutionary psychology.
But you already knew that many evolutionary biologist were against evolutionary psychology, didn’t you?
No, I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t, Larry, and if thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s true, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s high time more of them voiced their objections. The only sustained critiques I have seen are Hilary and Steven RoseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unjustly neglected Alas, Poor Darwin and David BullerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also unjustly neglected Adapting Minds. Steven Rose is a neurobiologist, but Hilary Rose is a social scientist, and David J. Buller a philosopher.Ã‚Â
No doubt, there are many critiques out there that I haven’t seen, but I wonder what proportion comes from evolutionary biologists, as opposed to social scientists who know the difference between research and speculation.
But then, come to think of it, isn’t thereÃ‚Â something to be said forÃ‚Â evolutionary biologistsÃ‚Â fronting the nonsense? After all, the evolutionary psychologistsÃ‚Â keep the bar for demonstrable evidence nice and low for everybody.
AreÃ‚Â youÃ‚Â an evolutionary biologist who does not believe in evolutionary psychology? Write in and tell us, will you? If, for whatever reason, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been banned at Uncommon Descent, go to the Post-Darwinist and put a comment in any story.
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