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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 5th, 2006, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

From Margaret's perspective, it's probably "bad cop/abominable cop" . . . But we mean well in the end.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 5th, 2006, 05:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

Perhaps now you see the point I was trying to make with empirical testing (and why it is so important). Without it, we're grasping in the dusk.



Acknowledging that you've changed your stance on...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 3rd, 2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

I guess that's why he used the phrase "serious error"
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 3rd, 2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

Margaret - for the last time, I'm not asking you to prove anything, but rather only to imagine circumstances that would distinguish your hypothesis from others. You see - I am not so concerned with...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

I'd just like to point out that when Darwin published his "hunch," he also included a tome of empirical evidence to support it (e.g., the power of artifical selection to mold pigeon breeds), and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

That's all clearly happened already, and is still happening. . . take a look at the guy in office. Plus, a philosophical understanding of free will wouldn't have changed anything about it.
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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

I can't believe you brushed past my Terminator reference . . . perhaps I should have used the Matrix instead.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m....
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 05:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

Yes - it's really difficult, but very important. Even if you find that no answer is forthcoming, the process of thinking about how to test your hypothesis will have been fruitfull.



It was not...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 1st, 2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

I have little interest in the free will/consciousness debate, as it is currently in the realm of philosophy, which can only take it so far (someone's published a bit on neural correlates of...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 28th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

Margaret,

Is it not the case that you can justify any behavior at all with your emotional optimization idea? In Fred's thirst example, you mention that the person's desire to prove something to...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 18th, 2006, 01:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 57,488
Posted By Carey N
Re: Somatic Behavior Choice Hypothesis

So essentially you're saying (in a guarded, politically correct way) that this politician caters to dumb brutes who can't overcome their baser instincts in favor of intellectual conclusions.
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