Well, it is more or less the same subject
The last time we agreed was that New York Times’s David Brooks is a dreadful novelist. His stinker was an “evolutionary psychology” novel, a description which principally guarantees ballast under the thinking person’s canoe shed.
Anyway, Myers says,
I must have been taking a nap a couple of years ago. I just found this interesting discussion of EP by a psychologist, and I agree very much with it.
Evolutionary psychologists believe that the human mind works much like the body… that it is an information-processing system, with pre-specified psychological programs (or environmentally-triggered ones), adapted much like the rest of the body, to meet specific problems in our … More.
What’s mainly wrong with evolutionary psychology—and has probably largely killed it, apart from new atheist cults—can be summed up in one sentence: If no event between millions of years ago on the African savannah and today makes any difference to human behaviour, then evolution did not happen during that entire period.
But the evolutionary psychologists are, heart and soul, evolutionists. They think evolution happens.
But what the heck, they are also the arts faculty tax burdens.
Smart kids: DON’T pay for training from these people.
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