Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Alexandra Walling illuminates the mutual aid between evolutionary biologists and Jeffrey Epstein

Posted 27 Sep 2019 / 0

The Outline “Why Jeffrey Epstein loved evolutionary psychology and why evolutionary psychologists loved him right back” This is a really great article that highlights how powerful evolutionary biologists align themselves with wealthy capitalists. In the case of Jeffrey Epstein, their interpretations of Darwinian theory provided intellectual cover for abusive behavior.

A Minor Post, Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Human Evolution

Peter Turchin on Steven Pinker’s “Grand Deception” hypotheses

Posted 26 Jun 2012 / 0

Social Evolution Forum “The ‘Big Mistake’ and ‘Grand Deception’ Hypotheses: Alternatives to CMLS?” These are flaws in Pinker’s arguments that I failed to identify in my own critique, and Turchin prevents some valuable insights. This idea that the human mind can be so easily parasitized or ‘cuckolded’ by ideas is strange, casting ideas and culture as Read More

A Minor Post, Altruism, Belief, Cooperation, Cultural Evolution, Group Selection, Memetic Fitness, Phenotypic Plasticity, Psychological Adaptation, Web