Remembering E. O. Wilson and Sociobiology
“Wilson is — if his worldview is correct — just as much living a lie as those religionists that he castigates.”
Evolutionary Psychology: Checkered Past, Checkered Present
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.
Fables of Evolutionary Psychology (aka Sociobiology)
Evolutionary psychologists are prone to make up just-so stories which are then passed off as being entirely veridical.
New Book: Social Darwinism Among the Biologists
The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.
Religion, Science, and Evolution: Confessions of a Darwinian Skeptic
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.