Tagged: evolutionary psychology

Data should smash the biological myth of promiscuous males and sexually coy females - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 17, 2018

Zuleyma Tang-Martinez, University of Missouri-St. Louis. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. That males are naturally promiscuous while females are coy and choosy is a widely held belief. Even many scientists – including some biologists, psychologists and anthropologists – tout this notion when interviewed by the media … Read More

Scientists and philosophers discuss morality and meaning - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 18, 2012

I am working my way through the videos of the discussions at the Moving Naturalism Forward Workshop (see At last – Moving Naturalism Forward videos). I really appreciate these philosophical and scientific discussions because they aren’t weighed down, or diverted, by  … Continue reading → … Read More

Sense on evolutionary psychology. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 11, 2012

Controversy around Rebecca Watson’s recent talk on pop-psychology and media presentation of evolutionary psychology is probably having a least one positive side effect (see  Sceptical arrogance and evolutionary psychology and Sceptical humility and peer review in science). There’s now more discussion on … Continue reading → … Read More

Evolutionary cooperation - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 26, 2011

Here’s a lecture on evolutionary cooperation by PZ Myers. Ok, it’s pretty long, but it’s worth downloading and watching (or even listening as the video doesn’t catch most of the slides). Click on World Humanist Congress 2011 08/13/11 07:32AM. Cooperation … Continue reading → … Read More

Human Evolution and the Organ of Mind - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 17, 2010

Book Review: The Lives of the Brain: Human Evolution and the Organ of Mind by John S. Allen Price: US$32.04; NZ$79.97 Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (October 30, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0674035348 ISBN-13: 978-0674035348 … Continue reading → … Read More

Fallout from Hauser affair spreads - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 01, 2010

For background to the scientific misconduct charges circulating around Marc D Hauser have a look at A paper by Marc Hauser retracted – Harvard Magazine, A sympathetic take on Marc Hauser and the “scientific misconduct” issue, Hauser misconduct investigation – … Continue reading → … Read More

Evolution of gods, morals and violence - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 29, 2010

Book review: In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence by John Teehan. Price: US$16.47; NZ$39.97 Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (May 3, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1405183810 ISBN-13: 978-1405183819 “In the Name of God … Continue reading → … Read More

The new science of morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 26, 2010

This last week saw the latest Edge Seminar – The New Science of Morality – held in the US. (see Edge: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MORALITY). This looks fascinating.  Nine leading researchers in the field gave presentations. Short abstracts are … Continue reading → … Read More