Lower Testosterone Levels In Early Humans May Have Led To Modern Civilized Human Societies

Caveat: I do not endorse the results of this research. As Dutch philosopher Angela Roothaan pointed out to me in a reaction on Facebook, one has to consider the possibility of ideological bias. In any case, I reblogged this post Continue Reading …

Cooperation Against Racism

– Tom Uytterhoeven – Although I am not a scientist, I think this is a great experiment. It shows us what mechanisms lie beneath ugly features of human social living, like racism and gender discrimination. Moreover, it shows us how Continue Reading …

Interview With Judith Rich Harris (The Nurture Assumption)

– Tom Uytterhoeven – I noticed this interview with Judith Rich Harris, who wrote The Nurture Assumption. Without endorsing her book as the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (here's a balanced review), I must admit I liked the Continue Reading …

Short reflection on “The mystery of the human intelligence explosion – io9”

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution The mystery of the human intelligence explosion io9 Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries in our evolution is how humans developed symbolic culture, a very general catch-all term that includes things like art, language, Continue Reading …

Do We Love God Because We Love Sex?

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution Penn Psychologists: Sexual Attitudes Can Predict Religiousness CBS Local The results are interesting, researchers say, because evolutionary psychologists studying the influence of religion in everyday life are typically split into two groups –… Tom Continue Reading …

Did we really evolve to screw ourselves over?

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution One documentary maker uses evolutionary psychology to offer a critique of consumerism. (#One documentary maker uses evolutionary psychology to offer a critique of consumerism. Tom Uytterhoeven’s insight: This is an interesting application of evolutionary Continue Reading …

Evolutionary Psychology and Feminism

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution At the Crossroad of #Evolutionary #Psychology and #Feminism http://t.co/h9v6wub0i9 #Fem2 Tom Uytterhoeven’s insight: Interesting book review. Glad to read the book is about bringing evolutionary studies and women’s studies together, not about reducing the Continue Reading …

The Cheater’s Manifesto (The Case for Non-Monogamy) – Huffington Post

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution The Cheater’s Manifesto (The Case for Non-Monogamy) Huffington Post The evolutionary psychology book Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá provides the reproductive motivations behind why men and women cheat in monogamous Continue Reading …

An evolutionary perspective on children

I'm reading The Evolution of Childhood, an absolutely fascinating book. This quote is just one of the little gems it offers:

Darwin in Mind

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution #2 – Darwin in Mind: new opportunities for evolutionary #psychology. http://t.co/mz1TAr4U See on t.co