Saturday, September 15, 2012

Evolutionary thinking and "just so" stories

It is all to easy to tell satisfying stories about how various traits have come to be:  here Anthony Gottlieb in the New Yorker writes about just so stories about the origins of human behavior (and consciousness).

The essay makes a number of points that I have tried to emphasize in class and is worth reading.

1 comment:

baldscientist said...

Thank you for the post. Very interesting essay!