1. Thread on evolutionary psychology (again). Every few months, I like to write a thread on how evolutionary psychology works and why it should be the standard (only?) paradigm for the social sciences. (I wrote about this here
Critics of Evolutionary Psychology Say It’s All Just Storytelling. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.
Evolutionary hypotheses are not always possible to test in experiments but they do produce testable predictions that allow us to make valid inferences, by
Bo Winegard's brilliant defense of evolutionary psychology is way more -- it is tour de force overview of what constitutes strong versus weak theorizing -- which is itself a burgeoning issue in the science reform movement.
from : Critics of Evolutionary Psychology Say It’s All Just Storytelling. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.
Critics of Evolutionary Psychology Say It’s All Just Storytelling. Here’s Why They’re Wrong
Critics of Evolutionary Psychology Say It’s All Just Storytelling. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.
I wonder whether or not she applies this belief very selectively or not depending on the conclusions align with ideological presumptions. Any way, here's a good explanation on how evolutionary science is often done.
Critics of Evolutionary Psychology Say It’s All Just Storytelling. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.
In principle, most thinkers will say, “yes, humans are evolved animals.” In practice, many exhibit a dualism: They object to applying the logic of natural selection to the human mind. The liver? Sure. The spleen? You bet. The mind? Hold on a minute now!
“Critics of Evolutionary Psychology Say It’s All Just Storytelling. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.” by Bo Winegard
Excelente artículo de Bo Winegard argumentando en contra de la extendida idea de que la psicología evolucionista sólo inventa historias a posteriori (just-so stories)
A nice article by about how evolutionary psychology is not simply just-so stories.
@0K_ultra This is a good explanation on how evo-psych works and how testable predictions are generated
And I do think this interferes with understanding evolutionary psychology, for example. I only occasionally pimp myself out without shame, and this is one of those occasions
Here's a piece I recommend you to read. Hypotheses are derived and tested in evo-psych.
Does she apply the same extreme popperianism to grievance studies? Probably not. This is a good explanation on have evo-psych works
Evolutionary psychology attracts its share of vehement critics. explains why one of their favorite lines of attack is wrong.
"In principle, most thinkers will say, “yes, of course humans are evolved animals.” [But] they object to applying the logic of natural selection to the human mind. The liver? Sure. The spleen? You bet. The mind? Hold on a minute now!"
From : Evolutionary #psychology theories of human behavior are merely "just-so stories."
I’d check out Nesse’s “Why we get sick.” Here is a lecture that covers the basic arguments Here’s my attempt to defend ev psych from just-so story accusation
That's a popular statement -- typically used by people who want to seem intellectually superior (but without doing actual critical thought or reading in any depth). Here's Bo Winegard to save you from continuing to make such asinine statements