True, I am always making fun of “evolutionary psychology,” but it is such an easy target. Who dare say that this item wasn’t prompted by the current economic climate?:
“After eons of evolution, men are hardwired to overspend and max out credit cards to attract mates, a study last year concluded.”
Of course it did.
You can be sure that the study would not have concluded that the generations of men who drove hard bargains out of necessity – for whom it was a matter of honour to do so – are our far more representative ancestors.
Also just up at the Mindful Hack:
Neuroscience and spirituality: Subversive Thinking blog’s interview with me (text)
Genetics and popular culture: Another claim that genes “explain” religion
Religion and intelligence: Atheists aresmarter? Oh, sure.
Evolutionary psychology: Forget that. If you want to be attractive, be NICE!