"Are we satisfied that sonnets are phallic extensions simply because
some male poets might have used them to lure females?
Such arguments fail to meet the normal standards of scientific evidence....
Males are promiscuous and females coy.
We treat our relatives better than we do other people...
Although I have been highly critical of evolutionary psychology, I have not done so from political motives,
nor do I think that the discipline is in principle misguided.
Rather, I have been critical because evolutionary psychologists seem unwilling
to draw lines between what can be taken as demonstrated and what remains speculative,
making the discipline more of a faith than a science...
I am afraid to see myself and my fellow humans as mere marionettes dancing on genetic strings.
I would like to think that we have immense freedom to better ourselves as individuals
and to create a just and egalitarian society...
some claims of evolutionary psychology give us convenient but
dangerous excuses for behaviors that seem unacceptable", dangerous idea, edge.org