[FRIAM] the pseudoscience of evolutionary psychology?

Roger Critchlow rec at elf.org
Mon Mar 19 13:53:39 EDT 2018

Ah, here's an article about Peterson that touches on the evolutionary psych


but what's a little pseudo-science among fascist mystics?

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On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 1:43 PM, uǝlƃ ☣ <gepropella at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, again caveat my ignorance, many of these evolutionary justifications
> seem to ignore any possible eusocial effects.  The idea of transgenders
> showing a predisposition to hair dressing BEGS us to make a spitball
> eusocial (or at least semiotic) evolutionary argument ... you know, the
> benefits of good grooming and all.
> The same could easily be said for curiosity and intelligence.  Groups with
> innovative members are likely to outperform groups without them ... like
> Steve's regular invocation of The Shaman.  I know *I'm* happier with people
> like Lady Gaga and Marilyn Manson running around making noise. 8^)
> On 03/09/2018 10:26 AM, Marcus Daniels wrote:
> > I thought of that factoid when looking over some of Peterson's remarks.
>  If this is generally true in the population, is it because of nature vs.
> nurture?   I anecdotally had the experience it was true, and that (just
> now) made me go look to see if there was any research on it.
> > Lady Gaga's interpretation of Born This Way seems to be the
> politically-correct perspective these days.   (As opposed to the more
> sensible "Who the hell are you to tell me how to live?")
> > Presumably, the T in LGBT would also tend to adopt that perspective.
>  Running with that, it seems to be reasonable to ask what other
> pseudo-gender differences exist, like intelligence, and the other things
> mentioned.
> > There could be cognitive benefits to the alternative wiring, like there
> might be creative benefits from having synesthesia.
> >
> > Alternatively, a Peterson (faced with robust statistics on this) would
> have to consider the hypothesis that the (maladaptive?) lifestyle selected
> for intelligence or perhaps even improved it.
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