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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 25th, 2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 26,830
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Charlotte Allen: Gossip about Sex

I guess that depends on what is meant by "dominate". If men fully dominated, wouldn't they be sending the women out to conquer the world for them or die trying?

I think it's more like women set...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 10th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,223
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: World's Largest Beaver Dam

Always the engineer, I think that the dam building is a large part of child rearing; they need a stable water level to keep the entry to their lodge underwater (lest they and theirs be eaten) while...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology November 13th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,680
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Wright's Evolution of God

Very well put, Jim. I plead ignorance, too, and will bow with the best of them if he sends some angels down in flaming chariots.

I might still be a bit skeptical, though, if the flaming...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 11th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,782
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Women Swarm Onward

This is a rather good example of picking-and-choosing data for maximum effect. They could have shown the percentages of math&science degrees instead of all degrees. They could have discussed why only...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 3rd, 2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,097
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: The Death of Taxonomy and Systematics ?

That's certainly true. But, in answer to your question, "Can't we study both?", how many thousands of dollars are you willing to spend out of your own pocket for an entomologist to pick apart nearly...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology June 2nd, 2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,097
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: The Death of Taxonomy and Systematics ?

In a land of infinite wealth, sure. It's not something I'm willing to pay for (I know how much easier it is to use someone else's money to pay for something I'd like).

I'd rather a more casual...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 9th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,335
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: UPDATE ON FRED HUSSEY

If it's sooner, at least you'll know which of us is right. The upside for you is that you won't know if you're wrong. Godspeed, be it soon or, better yet, in decades.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 2nd, 2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,858
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: More than a kiss...

OK, I can see why you'd want to stop the reductionism at a point where you don't get bogged down in details, especially inscrutible ones. I'll maintain my assertion that behavior itself is determined...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 30th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,858
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: More than a kiss...

What of behavior is not driven by genes? Yours, to me, is a moot point; mutations change behavior, including tendencies to mimicry, curiosity, etc. and these mutations are either advantageous or not....
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 23rd, 2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,858
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: More than a kiss...

Before Fred gets carried away with this, too. Here's another quote from the same article:

"As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, we await a third revolution that will see...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 23rd, 2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,072
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

Nonsense. Utter nonsense.

If you have a better theory, let's say magic, all you have to do is conjure up some and prove that evolution through natural selection did not cause speciation. Simple...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology January 19th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,072
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Matt Ridley: Darwin Everywhere but...

Perhaps, to you, "seem" to think is correct. I don't think that at all.

RNA transcribes DNA and provides a template where amino acids line up and out pops a protein. A protein is very ordered....
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 12th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,287
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

Yes, the EMP will travel through the "hundreds of large transformers that distribute power throughout the U.S." but I don't think it will "permanently destroy" them:
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 1st, 2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,912
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Global Warming Cools Down

Doesn't this argue the opposite? If they've "noticed a very low level of [solar flare] activity", shouldn't we be worried about global cooling?
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 19th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,695
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Burgess Shale/Emergent Nets

Of course, any 'species-that-lives-long-enough-to-leave-identifiable-fossils' will almost certainly have to be a part of a food chain. Any time a species greatly outcompetes its environment, it...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 19th, 2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,701
Posted By TomJrzk
Thumbs up Re: God & Science @ Templeton

Now, THAT I can agree with.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 29th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,787
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: You make my point about eugenics...

I believe religiousity contains aspects of many things, herding included. You needn't argue away my point as only herding or complete madness.

If you want to add spirits/ghosts as another aspect...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 28th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,787
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: You make my point about eugenics...

Cool. Please do remove the personal comments, it was cathartic enough just to press the send button.

I still think my points about Jefferson and facts were valid, please leave them in.

I...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 27th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,787
Posted By TomJrzk
You make my point about eugenics...

As I see it, only under 2 conditions: either I'm intentionally trying to eradicate a gene for religiousity or I'm attacking FH because he's on the side of religion in schools.

First, I don't...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 26th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,040
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Tom re NeoD & Eugenics

Very good. I accept and have espoused almost all of that. I need look no further than my own family. What little disagreement we have are on these two phrases:
If someone proves that an...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 25th, 2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,040
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Intelligent Design & Secular Education

Good points.

My thought is that the propensity is an aversion to unanswerable curiosity, so it's good to hand the unknown over to a 'known', and for herding, so it's good to hang with a social...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 25th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,040
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Intelligent Design & Secular Education

I'm less agnostic than I was. Having to lean to Christianity here in the states because of its pervasiveness, I finally found a thought experiment that proved to me that Christianity is false: just...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology October 9th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,149
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: For Fred et al from Mother Jones

Only because Newton wouldn't have bothered to investigate. He would have said "it's god'swill" and taken a longer nap.

Jim, if you like his arguments so much that you're willing to allow him to...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology October 1st, 2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,322
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Dawkins Speaks

I think you already used that line. Can you come up with something more convincing?

You've already admitted that atheists are not necessarily nihilists, that some are actually nice people. How...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology September 30th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,322
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Dawkins Speaks

Yes, Atheists have all of those things. And even in a better way since they are not lead by false prophets.

Human life is unique. We alone have the fate of all the life as we know it in our...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology September 29th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,322
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Dawkins Speaks

So, if all atheists are nilhilist, why are we such nice people? Why aren't we all in jail? Why do we have any friends at all?

I'll answer that for you since your delusion will force you to into...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology September 27th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,322
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Dawkins Speaks

I'm still here. Enjoying Jim's posts and the fact that you're not here misquoting and misrepresenting everyone. Thanks for that!

It's not circular. Sure, you can make it sound circular: "The...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 26th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,673
Posted By TomJrzk
DNA Affects Psychology

From http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=5C303E5F-E7F2-99DF-315ADC8A107AE976&pageNumber=4&catID=2



What is psychology if not "behavioral undercontrol or impulsivity", "depression" and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 6th, 2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,004
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Biopsychology NewsLink

Great link, thanks!
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 12th, 2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,968
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Morality is Based on Social Instincts

I have thoughts, but they might not even apply to what you're asking.

My thought is that our first goal is survival. Also, we have the capacity to realize that our bodies will not last...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology December 10th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,968
Posted By TomJrzk
Morality is Based on Social Instincts

Yet more evidence. http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=D25A15F4-E7F2-99DF-3238208B0D11D7AB&sc=I100322 says:

We never needed a supreme being to give us morality; it's in our genes, as is...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology October 16th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,016
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Relationship with mother leaves its mark on the brain

Yes, Margaret, I'm one that's still checking in on this forum. And what you've been saying makes perfect sense to me, despite Fred's attempts to mischaracterize. It seems logical that the intellect...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 26th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,509
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Meta Theory of Forum Hosting

I'm sorry about your psychosis, I hope yours is better than mine ;).

I generally agree with your forum-hosting philosophy; I know I could not do better. I wish, though, that you hadn't so...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 7th, 2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,160
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Selling Evolution

Again, you have no facts. Your argument is nothing but attempting to ridicule me, which shows just how weak you are. You can't understand the simple notion that human intelligence is part of the...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 7th, 2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,160
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Selling Evolution

Yes, "feel" is the operative word here. It IS all an illusion. Unless, of course, you're able to describe in what any true autonomy from the chemicals in our brains resides. No, I thought not. ...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 5th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,160
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Selling Evolution

Yet again, you miss the point that we still make choices, though it's all deterministic. And surely by now I've said this enough that you actually know that you're intentionally misrepresenting my...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 4th, 2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,160
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Selling Evolution

This is exactly why Carey threw up his arms and signed off. Leave it to you to blast one last parting shot.

You and he DO NOT agree. You're view of non-random is "Oh, then there MUST be some...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 4th, 2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,160
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Selling Evolution

Yes, Fred has no intention of understanding your points and it can get pretty aggravating. But the rest of us benefit from your clear posts. It's just best to throw up your hands and accept Fred as...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 3rd, 2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,160
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Selling Evolution

We're responsible to our social instincts.
You need to look up 'incoherent' in the dictionary. Plus, I intentionally keep things simplistic so you can't misrepresent my terms and create...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 3rd, 2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 39,160
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Selling Evolution

We know that the early universe was not "with energy distributed uniformly"; there were fluctuations shown by the infrared survey.

Those fluctuations caused energy to clump due to gravity; those...
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