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When Evolution (and Democracy) Get It Wrong

“I’ve made a huge mistake”

G.O.B. – Arrested Development

The world is eliminating friction. Generally, that’s a good thing. But there may be unintended consequences.

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Behavior & Psychology

Does my brain make me shy?

If you look at your group of friends, you can probably divide them into introverts and extraverts – those who are quite happy with their own company, and those who need to be kept busy by others; those who are quiet and shy within a group, and those who love to be the centre of attention. 1,373 more words

Poor Whites Voting Republican

Many have wondered why people vote against their best interests by electing candidates that support policies and laws that will hurt them. Why do so many people believe what Donald Trump says when it is so clear that he is lying? 2,181 more words

Evolution and Theodicy

“Why is there evil in the world?” This question has been asked by philosophers and theologians and ordinary men and women for millennia. Today scientists, particularly evolutionary biologists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary/neuropsychologists have joined the effort to explain evil: why do people indulge in violence, cheating, lies, harassment, and so on. 1,370 more words

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A Response to PZ Myers

As most of you will know, I recently published a blog post and video critical of a talk given by Rebecca Watson on the subject of evolutionary psychology. 631 more words

Evolutionary Psychology

Happiness as a Corporate Metric

Costa Rica is the happiest place on earth. The least happy place on earth? That would be Botswana.

At least, those are the results according to by the things measured by the… 755 more words

Behavior & Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology: I don't think it means what you think it means

Now, before I begin, ask yourself this, if you are against EP, why? Which of the following do you disagree with:

  • Evolution shapes both the morphology and behaviour of organisms…
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