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> I bought the issue specifically for those articles, and the Evo Psych in
> particular. I do think Evo Psych has a place in the study of human
> behaviour, but if you go too far you end up with people as robots.
I wonder if its more like complexity theory - very small behaviour sets
create complex effects, ie certainly no robots :-)
<snip SIT theory>
Don't disagree with you, but what I like is "hard science", so the genetic
argument for altruistic suicide bombers resonates with me. What is very
clear is that the transmission of the current memes is very bedded down on
both sides and will take a huge amount of meme-washing to change.
> The Alpha article was interesting as well.
How about the one on whether high maintenance girls are atttracted to big
cities, or whether the big city turns girls high maintenance?
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