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The fitness indicator

To be reliable, fitness indicators must be difficult for low-fitness individuals to produce. Applied to human art, this suggests that beauty equals difficulty and high cost.

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Quote Of The Day

He Said That? 11/27/17

From Geoffrey F. Miller (born 1965), American evolutionary psychologist, serving as an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico:

Imagine a young Isaac Newton time-travelling from 1670s England to teach Harvard undergrads in 2017.

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Science

The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech

Fabulous article, beautifully written. Geoffrey Miller in Quillette.

Here’s the problem. America’s informal ‘speech norms’, which govern what we’re allowed to say and what we’re not, were created and imposed by ‘normal’ brains, for ‘normal’ brains to obey and enforce.

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Philosophy Of Mind