For me, Vicki, Timothy is closest. Sure, language is too recent to have affected the genetic configuration of brains, but it is exactly what caused our spectacular differentiation from the other apes and […]
On the cleverness of us, let me just add that the key transformative moment came I believe in the Upper Neolithic and specifically the Aurignacian when I suspect a truly sophisticated language tumbled into […]
Glad you liked the Lisa Barrett Feldman, Milva. It has a lot of useful ideas in it. I particularly liked the realisation of emotional granularity, especially so as an aspie male. This idea that, like colour […]
They get us investing time and energy in articulating responses, only to have those responses ignored or twisted or cherrypicked.
This seems too often a defining aspect of faithist proselytisers, […]
I also agree with Vicky (12th June 6.05am). Nothing is a waste here. Those arguments have their real value with the silent, less committed onlookers. We rarely see minds changed and, I suspect, we rarely see […]
Ack! I need longer than ten minutes these days.
The oppressed males able to covertly conspire against their singular oppressor
should acknowledge oppressed females equally likely to be part of an effective conspiracy.
If I grant to you that the Golden Rule is the product of evolution…
No. It is not and this strawman’s my claim seemingly to serve your later inadequate model of “the problem of the psychopath”
you seem to be saying that the subjective moral standards we see operating in society are the result of natural selection. Does not natural selection, though, select for behaviors and not for beliefs? […]