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@Stavvers on EvoPsych

I still really like these, from a few years ago.

"I hold a particular, burning hatred of The Blank Slate, a seminal popular evolutionary psychology book. It seems to me that many people read it and, without applying any critical thinking, believe themselves to now be experts in human nature and that we’re all hardwired to be bellends so acting like a bellend is completely fine. "
http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/evolutionary-psychology-and-anarchy/

"The science behind evolutionary psychology is not as strong as many appear to think, and it is an area to which many professed-sceptics show a distinct lack of critical thinking. I advise caution in interpreting evolutionary studies: many are not actually studies, but stories."
http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/wisdom-teeth-evolutionary-psychology-and-gender/

Bonobos, Chimps and Humans

"The ancestral population of apes that gave rise to humans, chimps, and bonobos was [likely] quite large and diverse genetically—numbering about 27,000 breeding individuals. Once the ancestors of humans split from the ancestor of bonobos and chimps more than 4 million years ago, the common ancestor of bonobos and chimps retained this diversity until their population completely split into two groups 1 million years ago."

Bonobos, chimps and humans have more in common with each other than they do with any other primate. Just think about that for a second. Chimps and bonobos have more in common with us than with gorillas or orangutans.

I just want a sort of half-cabin half-tree house, half in the woods half up the mountains, not far from a brook and little waterfall, with views of a valley/glen/fjord, and three wolfy rescue dogs who like to swim and catch fish, and a motorbike on which I ride into the village/town for a pint at the pub, and a really good telescope for amateur astronomy, and a family of black bears who eat cranberries off my porch, and a hammock and a rocking chair
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK

I just want a sort of half-cabin half-tree house, half in the woods half up the mountains, not far from a brook and little waterfall, with views of a valley/glen/fjord, and three wolfy rescue dogs who like to swim and catch fish, and a motorbike on which I ride into the village/town for a pint at the pub, and a really good telescope for amateur astronomy, and a family of black bears who eat cranberries off my porch, and a hammock and a rocking chair

IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK

(Source: indieminduk)