On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Evolutionary psychology is no less falsifiable than any other aspect >> of evolution. > > > The connection between heredity and physiology is readily falsifiable. The > dark moths survive to reproduce where conditions are dark and they blend in, > the light colored moths survive when they blend in to a light colored > environment, etc. This is not the case with psychology. Heredity is not > necessarily a meaningful factor in personality development. Psychology is > influenced far more by experience and environment. We can emulate the > psychology of another person, even a fictional person, but we cannot emulate > another person's body. But genetics will determine how your brain is influenced by experience and environment. For something as complex as sexual orientation, for example, there must be something in the brain that either determines that a person will be homosexual or determines that a person will be homosexual given certain environmental factors. >> If psychology is not determined by evolution then how >> did psychology arise? > > > I think that there is a private conjugate to public evolution. In keeping > with the orthogonal nature of private and public, the private conjugate to > evolution is also orthogonal to it. Where evolution is unintentional and > generic, psychology is intentional and proprietary. Experience is conveyed > indirectly through communication and culture, memory and imitation. > >> >> Evolution should not be used for political or social agendas: that is >> committing the naturalistic fallacy. >> > > I agree. > > Craig >> >> >> -- >> Stathis Papaioannou > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.