Posts Tagged by Evolutionary psychology

Darwinian ethics

In this article in the Daily Telegraph (UK), we see some typical philosophical and cultural applications of Darwinism: People are unfaithful to their marriages Therefore, it is natural Therefore, it is right i.e. What is, is what is right. Since we are no more than nature, all that we do is thus natural – and […] more

Birth of religion? My latest Deprogram column at Salvo Magazine

Suppose I told you that flossing your teeth (1) helped; (2) didn’t help; (3) made no difference; (4) can be explained by . . . (choose an option). What would you reasonably conclude about the state of the evidence? more

Evolutionary psychology: If they are going to chase their tails anyway, why don’t they stick to origin of life?

British physicist David Tyler discusses recent evolutionary psychology speculations about the origin of religion: … the “potential answers” Culotta mentions at the outset have the word potential in bold and the rest is in the imagination. What is strikingly lacking in these studies is any questioning of the materialist mindset of the researchers. The most […] more

Evolutionary psychology: Promiscuity among primates and humans

A friend wrote to ask me about “evolutionary” psychology claims that humans are promiscuous because of our evolutionary history with chimps and bonobos. I replied: Those people stoop to just about anything, don’t they? As per your summary, “Evolutionary biologists consider that bonobos and chimps are the most closest species according to our evolutionary tree […] more