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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 19th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Carey N
Re: Implications of Somatic Behavior Choice

I did not dismiss your point . . . on the contrary, I acknowledged that your perception of natural selection at the most general level possible - namely, as "survival of the fittest" - is indeed...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 18th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Carey N
Re: Implications of Somatic Behavior Choice

Way to avoid the point I made, Fred! Impressive!
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 17th, 2006, 03:01 AM
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Posted By Carey N
Re: Implications of Somatic Behavior Choice

... but you have to read the rest of his post, Fred - there were other important points regarding why the circularity you perceive in natural selection isn't important for the big picture. I still...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 16th, 2006, 10:22 PM
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Posted By Carey N
Re: Implications of Somatic Behavior Choice

I was going to write a response in the circularity thread that Jim started, but Todd wrote a post that pretty much encapsulated my thoughts, and more, on the matter . . . you didn't seem to address...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 7th, 2006, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Carey N
Re: Implications of Somatic Behavior Choice

Belief systems don't have to be mechanistically correct representations of reality in order to provide an effective means by which to survive in it. Have a look at D.S. Wilson's "Darwin's Cathedral"...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 11th, 2006, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Carey N
Re: Implications of Somatic Behavior Choice

How would this conversation actually take place? Do you think heads of state are going to sit down and talk about their emotions with each other . . . ?
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