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A Scientific Study In Evolutionary Musicology

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Darwinism has been the most prolific progenitor of junk pseudoscience in the history of junk pseudoscience. One might even call Darwinism the universal common ancestor of junk pseudoscience in the last century and a half. (“Junk pseudoscience” is not redundant. Pseudoscience is worthless. Junk pseudoscience is less than worthless, that is, destructive.)

Once unsupported Darwinian speculation and storytelling became acceptable within the academy, and was legitimized as “science,” all bets were off. One might write a paper with the title, A Scientific Study In Evolutionary Musicology: How Darwinian Evolution Explains the Origin of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

This might make for a great Ph.D. thesis for a young musician with a double major in music and evolutionary biology!

Just include the words “scientific study” and “evolution,” and you’ll be guaranteed a hearing, and probably published — assuming you have suitably and proficiently mastered Darwin-speak.

3 Replies to “A Scientific Study In Evolutionary Musicology

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    Robert Byers says:

    Music is not evolutionary because it is simply and uniquely human.
    Music is just expressed and emphasized thoughts of thinking beings.
    Animals don’t do music but only a few memorized noises.

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    GilDodgen says:

    If you think I’m overstating my case, check out these book titles:

    Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom

    Economics as an Evolutionary Science: From Utility to Fitness

    Evolutionary Jurisprudence: Prospects and Limitations on the Use of Modern Darwinism throughout the Legal Process

    Law, Economics, and Evolutionary Theory

    Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

    Darwinian Psychiatry

    Maladapting Minds: Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Evolutionary Theory

    Divided Labors: An Evolutionary View of Women at Work

    Journal of Evolutionary Feminism

    The Truth About Cinderella: A Darwinian View of Parental Love

    Evolution and Literary Theory

    The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative

    Darwinian Happiness: Evolution as a Guide for Living and Understanding Human Behavior

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    Robert Byers says:

    I know its not a overstatement and I know they invoke evolution for everything YET I’m surprised by some of these titles.
    Law and working woman!!!
    Bringing evolution in opposition to human motivations.
    Extending the evolution empire surely will discredit it in our time.
    Surely we are at the beginning of the end of the great error.

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