Posted: Apr 20, 2018 2:49 am
by Rachel Bronwyn
Which has no relevance to the fact evolutionary psychology in its current form is pretty worthless and unscientific.

Cito di Pense wrote:
zoon wrote:Unlike you, PZ Myers doesn't say anywhere that he would like to see more funding for evolutionary psychology, or that he makes a distinction between the useful and the harmful variety.

If what EvPsych has on offer are glib rationalizations, from an evolutionary perspective, 'explaining' (e.g.) how we come to like sitting down and eating sugar, then no, I don't want to see more funding for evolutionary psychology, either. Psychology already contributes a lot of research of dubious value to anyone with a couple of extra neurons to rub together without looking deep into the past to come up with something to tell the creationists.

Yep. There actually are people and means by which how our evolution has effected our psychology could be studied scientifically. What we see though is girls like pink because women collected berries and a bunch of rationalisations for the belief black people just aren't as intellectually capable as white people. Why should that be funded? It doesnt have a scientific basis. It's just explanations white guys think of while sitting on the toilet. By all means, people can believe it but it's just that - belief.