[FRIAM] the pseudoscience of evolutionary psychology?

Nick Thompson nickthompson at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 20 12:08:43 EST 2018

This is a good horse.  Let's keep it alive.  


Alas, Glen, the link didn't work.   Can you resend it, if it is crucial to my understanding what you wrote. 


Meantime, I offer the following for you all to stew on: 


And I have known the arms already, known them all—

Arms that are braceleted and white and bare

(But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!)

Is it perfume from a dress

That makes me so digress?

Arms that lie along a table, or wrap about a shawl.

               And should I then presume?

               And how should I begin?


Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets

And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes

Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows? ...


I should have been a pair of ragged claws

Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.. 







Nicholas S. Thompson

Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Biology

Clark University




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Since the horse isn't quite dead:



Women must have the right to bare their arms without comment

 <https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/19/women-right-bare-arms-canada-prime-minister-kim-campbell> https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/19/women-right-bare-arms-canada-prime-minister-kim-campbell


"I look at that photo now and see someone who was actually really shy and uncomfortable in the public eye, the opposite of a “look-at-me” beauty queen."



On 02/15/2018 08:44 AM, uǝlƃ ☣ wrote:

> Exactly!  So, it seems most reasonable to assume that the style of the clothing one wears to an awards ceremony, including how much skin is exposed, has more to do with cultural and clique norms than a "desire to be desired", whatever that may mean.


> On 02/15/2018 08:16 AM, Frank Wimberly wrote:

>> It's probably true that there are as many idiosyncratic motives as there are people.  But I believe that there are dominant themes in that set of motives.  Which begs the question how you know what someone's motives are, including yourself.




∄ uǝʃƃ



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