[FRIAM] the pseudoscience of evolutionary psychology?

Roger Critchlow rec at elf.org
Thu Mar 8 12:10:02 EST 2018

Here's another take on Jordan Peterson from The Medium by a guy who also
got the recommendation from YouTube.  Sounds like Peterson's campaign
against the Canadian civil rights legislation was a bunch of hooey, too.
Again there's no hint of pseudo-science, he's getting roasted by lawyers in
this telling for simple factual errors.  There's an article in Time, too,
haven't had the heart to look at that.

It seemed to me that all of this feeds back into the sustainable minority
paper.  The alt-right is afraid of being swallowed up by the globalist
majority, christian bakers afraid of enforced cakes, canadian psychologists
afraid of non-binary pronouns, women afraid of male violence, blacks of
white violence, back country tribes afraid of casual weekend genocides, gun
owners of gun confiscation, & c..   So, is the fundamental question of the
age who gets refuge and what kind of refuge do they get?  Because we're not
addressing the question at all, we're still arguing about who gets to be
the dominant group and what indignities they can impose on the rest of us.

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On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:31 PM, uǝlƃ ☣ <gepropella at gmail.com> wrote:

> That's a great way to phrase the question.  It highlights, I think, that
> evolutionary _psychology_ is a bit strange.  It's much stranger than, say,
> the article Roger posted, which refers to evolutionary anthropology.  In
> this question, there are 2 concrete things: 1) the extent to which
> poly[andry|gyny] is engaged vs. 2) the extent to which it is accepted,
> discussed, thought about, etc.  It (again) brings to mind the ubiquity of
> hypocrisy (a form of game playing) as a kind of falsification method for
> evolutionary psychological hypotheses. The preacher preaches against some
> behavior, but then is found to engage in that behavior.  Or, another
> example, an insecure male watches youtube videos which present rhetoric he
> can wear on his sleeve (Peterson) and how-to instructions on how to better
> *present* a persona, but deep down, in his physiology, he is insecure, the
> opposite of the affect presented.
> So, if evopsych is *anything*, it should be about the *disconnect* between
> behavior and what we say/think about that behavior.
> On 03/01/2018 03:07 PM, Prof David West wrote:
> > Finally, and to the point of this thread, might the prevalence of
> polygyny and the rarity of polyandry among humans be an evolutionary
> adaptation" and/or an evolutionary psychology adaptaptation?
> >
> > Evidence suggests that women can accommodate the sexual needs of
> multiple husbands, but not the procreative needs. cultural evolution might
> allow for polyandrous relations within the context of cultural evolution
> but the procreative needs would dominate biological evolution.
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