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If my son isn’t possessed by a tiny caveperson, what makes him lose his cool so rapidly and monstrously? Continue reading
Turf Wars in Academia (or the Feasibility of Being a Social Psychologist and an Evolutionary Psychologist at the Same Time!)
Turf Wars in Academia (or the Feasibility of Being a Social Psychologist and an Evolutionary Psychologist at the Same Time!) ON ACADEMIC TURF WARS AND EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY Turf wars in academia? To any academic, this is like asking if there … Continue reading
I end with a phrase that doesn’t seep into the evolutionist lexicon very frequently: God Bless you Maureen O’Sullivan. Continue reading
Hear that robin singing in the morning? Smell the white blossoms on the natural rose bushes near the woods? See the turkey vultures soaring high – in communicative harmony with one another? Note this: The same forces accounting for these examples account for everything you see when you look in a mirror. Your are part of this magnificent natural world. This insight is, for my money, what makes Darwinism a truly spiritual approach to the world.
Making Sense of Biology Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution, Theodosius Dobzhansky (1973). The American Biology Teacher, 35(3), 125-129. Nature Red in Tooth and Claw… This line comes from the poem: In Memoriam A.H.H. … Continue reading
Maternal Instinct is still very much in the U.S. vernacular, but if mothering is so inborn, why does it seem to require so much instruction to do it well?
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the Importance of Adaptation Implementation in Evolutionary Psychology
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the Importance of Adaptation Implementation in Evolutionary Psychology I’m not going to lie. If you follow my work at all, hopefully this isn’t a surprise – I try to stay honest – it’s a way … Continue reading
Challenges To and Hope for Evolutionary Theory: The 4th Annual Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society
NEEPS 2010, Return to New Paltz. What a whirlwind weekend! How amazing to return to where it all started, just four years ago, and see how far we’ve come. We topped the previous conferences in total numbers of attendees, the … Continue reading
Are You Going to Eat the Placenta? And Other New Age Questions a Modern 1st World Mother Must Endure
It seems a pregnant women is a magnet for unsolicited advice – most often tips for parenting, but even tips regarding how she should give birth. In my own experience, these tips came only from males or childless females, but … Continue reading