On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 6:42 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:26:11 PM UTC-4, Alberto G.Corona wrote:
>> It depends on the circunstances'. If you read the article i guess that you
>> will agree. But the thesis is that these moral intuitions are erroneous in
>> modern societies and have a strong bias against succeesful people in any
>> circunstance because these moral evaluations evolved in small tribal
>> societies where everyone knew the merits of everyone else in detail
> Evolutionary psychology is unfalsifiable, and in this case I think plainly
> used for an ideological purpose. By erroneously framing the concept of
> social justice as rooted in envy to begin with, and then applying this
> pseudo-scientific validation of that error, the point is to say "Liberals
> are just jealous, and that's because they carry an evolutionary defect."
> What about all of the people who think that imperialism and aristocratic
> totalitarianism are perfectly fine? How did they escape this selection
> pressure?

Evolutionary psychology is no less falsifiable than any other aspect
of evolution. If psychology is not determined by evolution then how
did psychology arise?

Evolution should not be used for political or social agendas: that is
committing the naturalistic fallacy.

Stathis Papaioannou

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