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Even among the more liberal-minded in society, promiscuity is often the subject of scorn. With rare exceptions, humankind, at least officially, only approves of one-on-one relationships. Is there an evolutionary explanation? >>Read More
Post: July 10, 2014 4:04 am, Source: Psychology Today  Comments (0) Views (566)
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The rules for Sacred Things don't follow logic, or at least, not evolutionary logic. But can we reduce honor killings with a simple solution: smaller families? >>Read More
Post: May 21, 2014 7:13 pm, Source: Social Science Evolving  Comments (2) Views (420)
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Evolutionary theorists are studying what might be viewed as the brighter side of spite, and the role it may have played in the origin of admirable traits like a cooperative spirit and a sense of fair play. >>Read More
Post: April 4, 2014 1:21 pm, Source: NYT  Comments (0) Views (2529)
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Oliver Curry explains why David Hume is the founder of evolutionary psychology, why social constructivists are really just evolutionary psychologists who got carried away, and why nothing about morality makes sense except in the light of evolution. >>Read More
Post: February 20, 2014 2:29 pm, Source: TVOL EXCLUSIVE  Comments (2) Views (10420)
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Jiro Tanaka, TVOL Contributing Arts Editor, argues that understanding “well-being” as a natural phenomenon does not, as Sam Harris contends, provide a traversable bridge from ‘is’ to ‘ought’. Even if we concede Harris’ concept of well-being, it would not effect the fact-value distinction. >>Read More
Post: February 11, 2014 4:15 pm, Source: TVOL EXCLUSIVE  Comments (1) Views (1678)
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In his entry in The Moral Landscape Challenge contest, TVOL Morality Editor Michael Price argues “the key problem with Harris’ concept of morality is that it overlooks the principal way in which people were designed, by evolution, to use morality”. >>Read More
Post: February 11, 2014 4:07 pm, Source: Psychology Today  Comments (1) Views (2124)
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TVOL Morality Associate Editor Mark Sloan’s entry in The Moral Landscape Challenge contest argues mainstream science of morality contradicts Sam Harris’ central claim. This science identifies the universal function of morality as increasing the benefits of cooperation in groups and challenges Harris' argument because it also shows that there is no single goal for moral behavior as a natural phenomenon. >>Read More
Post: February 11, 2014 3:51 pm, Source: TVOL EXCLUSIVE  Comments (6) Views (1746)

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