Re: On Gatherer's behaviourist stance

Bill Benzon (
Thu, 10 Sep 1998 07:33:29 -0500

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Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 07:33:29 -0500
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: On Gatherer's behaviourist stance

>On Tue, 08 Sep 1998 11:47:55 +0200 Mario Vaneechoutte
><> wrote:
>> the adaptationist arguments of many evolutionary psychologists, who -
>> to paraphrase Bill and Derek - have not understood basic standard books on
>> evolution).
>I don't recall saying this.

Ditto for me. While I have my reservations about EvPsych, the reservations
I've recently expressed on this list are about mentalist memetics that
remains blissfully unaware of cognitive and neuropsych and, for that
matter, unaware of such other things as literary theory, musicology,
history of ideas, etc., disciplines which concern themselves with the stuff
of culture in its most sophisticated manifestations.

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