Dr. Geoffrey Miller's lecture at the Symposium on Evolutionary Consumption held at the John Molson School of Business on October 5, 2018. This was the last o...
Geoffrey MillerHere's my talk on 'Virtue-signaling by consumers and companies' at Concordia U. business school this Oct, at the Symposium on Evolutionary Consumption organized by @GadSaad (35 mins plus Q&A).
There is much that should be said about the ways in which the dominant Social Justice ideology has negative impacts upon the university, free expression, academic freedom and, especially, the scien…
Geoffrey MillerWhy are most academics too afraid to stand up against the 'social justice' takeover of universities? Here's a great new piece by @ConceptualJames explaining the risks & rewards that may not be obvious to folks outside academia.
I. Evolutionary psychology is famous for having lots of stories that make sense but are hard to test. Psychiatry is famous for having mountains of experimental data but no idea what’s going o…
Geoffrey MillerThe brilliant Scott Alexander (@slatestarcodex) reviews the new book on the evolutionary origins of mental illness by my brilliant UNM colleague Marco del Giudice. A deep intellectual dive, with clever diagrams and amusing memes.
Are you searching for new ways to present your ideas and collaborate with colleagues? Don’t let financial constraints hold you back. At IHS, we believe that the principles of the classical liberal tradition – including individual liberty and...
Intimacy Through Casual Sex: Relational Context of Sexual Activity and Affectionate Behaviours - Volume 9 - Justin R. Garcia, Amanda N. Gesselman, Sean G. Massey, Susan M. Seibold-Simpson, Ann M. Merriwether
Recent research is making it clearer than ever that the notion that sex determines the fundamentals of brain structure and behavior is a misconception.
Geoffrey MillerHow does the NY Times get away with blatantly lying about the state of the art in sex differences research?
1) publish hatchet jobs as 'opinion' pieces' rather than as actual science reporting
2) ignore evolution, sexual selection, SRY, and other species.
It is not uncommon to hear talk about how lucky we are to live in this age of scientific and medical advancement where antibiotics and vaccinations keep us living longer, while our poor ancient ancest
Geoffrey MillerPS There's a myth that 'prehistoric life was short', so diseases of old age like Alzheimer's wouldn't have mattered. But our life-history traits show that many ancestors lived into their 70s, and were important in grand-parenting & tribal leadership
Even as a furious debate broke out in China over gene-edited babies, some scientists in the US are also hoping to improve tomorrow’s children.
Geoffrey MillerHarvard aims to use CRISPR gene editing to eliminate ApoE4 variant, to reduce Alzheimer's risk. My worry: ApoE4 already spread to 14% of white population, so it can't just be a harmful mutation -- must have had hidden benefits that gene-editing could lose.
NASA astronaut Anne McClain shares five things you probably don’t know about her. Anne McClain is preparing to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft on 3 ...
Geoffrey Miller'Nerds get to go to space'. Rookie astronaut Anne McClain @AstroAnnimal, helicopter pilot & pro rugby player, rocketed up to the International Space Station today. Here she has some advice for aspiring astronaut kids. (2 min video)