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Can you name any scientists who don't believe in evolutionary psychology and have a better theory? And I mean scientists, not women's studies researchers or the like.

Eivind Berge, RESISTING THE SEX-HOSTILITY OF OUR TIMES 6 Comments [1/27/2017 6:19:46 PM]
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Dr. Kirk Honda

1/28/2017 8:32:39 AM

Dr. Kent Hovind

1/28/2017 12:43:06 PM


First of: Having no alternate or even "better" theory doesn't mean yours holds water.

Secondly: Steven Jay Gould was against evolutionary psychology because of multiple reasons. I will cite Wikipedia on this one:
"Gould's primary criticism held that human sociobiological explanations lacked evidential support, and argued that adaptive behaviors are frequently assumed to be genetic for no other reason than their supposed universality, or their adaptive nature. Gould emphasized that adaptive behaviors can be passed on through culture as well, and either hypothesis is equally plausible.[...] Gould did not deny the relevance of biology to human nature, but reframed the debate as "biological potentiality vs. biological determinism." "
... meaning that reducing behaviours of such a complex and definitely not fully understood systemn as the brain onto a genetic level is not the way to go. Evolutionary psychology MIGHT have a reason to exist, but it's not as simple as "men and women behaviour are always different from each other because genetics and therefore there can never be equality among them".

Thirdly: And of course every scientist who disagrees with you must be one of those ebil "gender study researchers". I definitely do know too many people who like to bash this subject without even knowing one bit about it.

1/28/2017 2:05:43 PM

Mister Spak


1/30/2017 11:23:42 AM

"Stephen Jay Gould lost that debate and has been dead since 2002. His opposition to evolutionary psychology was influenced by politics rather than science."
Eivind Berge

2/1/2017 9:37:17 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Regardless of the validity of actual scientific evolutionary psychology, this is pretty much the equivalent of Deepak Chopra asking whether his opponent denies Quantum Theory or cdesign proponentists talking about information.

2/1/2017 10:54:01 AM

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