“Wilson is — if his worldview is correct — just as much living a lie as those religionists that he castigates.”
If we want to effectively explain human behavior in all its messy richness, we would do well to look beyond this box of just-so stories.
Evolutionary psychologists are prone to make up just-so stories which are then passed off as being entirely veridical.
The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.
As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.