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Dog whistle evo psych

There’s a couple of links I want to toss up tonight, because I think these are troubling indicators that armchair evo psych “theories” about how women are biologically inferior to men have become so ingrained in our consciousness, that half-baked pseudo-science evolutionary just-so stories don’t have to be made up…

Diamond orgasms are a girl’s best friend

Sometimes when I’m reading stories people send me about the pseudo-scientific claims of evolutionary psychologists,* I’m compelled to ponder the power of a media that can create a “science” almost strictly by its lonesome. Most sciences evolve from get-your-hands-dirty research-discovery-more-research cycles, but evo psych evolved to meet the need of…

Scientific American on why evo psych is bad biology

Occasionally, desperate sexists, particularly of the Nice Guy® variety, accuse me of being anti-science and practically a creationist because I don’t think that pop evo psych theories are science when it’s all about why the cavemen adhered to gender binaries that presume “The Flintstones” was documentary. I promise, my belief…

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