Cognition & Reality

Friday, 4 February 2011

Political Sociobiology?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtone @ 1:42 pm

I have noted in the past that the tangling of political and scientific claims confuses any issue involved and degrades both domains. A cursory search regarding “sociobiology” turned up this nugget of political argument, which seems to be based on the assumption that individual scientists’ political views can be marshaled to address the content of their theories. As usual, Steve Pinker represents the confused view that critics of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology somehow reject those theoretical positions because of the distasteful politics they imply. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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