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Charismatic Leadership Through the Lens of Evolution

One of the defining features of human psychology is our extraordinary prosociality. How can cooperation and prosocial behaviour be maintained, despite the immediate temptations to free-ride and deflect? 734 more words

Cooperation

Remember, Unarmed = Safe

Some are reasoning that unarmed equates to lack of threat.

Following this logic, since women use weapons more often in domestic violence situations, does this make them more dangerous? 769 more words

A.rant

Evolutionary theorist posits that evolutionary theory is not real

Given an arbitrary world and arbitrary fitness functions, an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of reality but that is just tuned to fitness.”

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Positivism

Why Our Brains are Blocking Ads

On Mediapost alone in the last three months, there have been 172 articles written that have included the words “ad blockers” or “ad blocking.” That’s not really surprising, given that Mediapost covers the advertising biz and ad blocking is killing that particular biz, to the tune of an… 974 more words

Behavior & Psychology

🔖 Human Evolution: Our Brains and Behavior by Robin Dunbar (Oxford University Press) marked as want to read.
Official release date: November 1, 2016
09/14/16: downloaded a review copy via NetGalley… 328 more words

Evolution

Hypergamy for President

I just read the post “The Race for President is (Probably) Over” dated 11 September 2016 by Scott Adams.

This is the crux of his analysis: “When a would-be Commander-in-Chief withers – literally – in front of our most emotional reminder of an attack on the homeland, we feel unsafe. 769 more words

Political Opinion