Coalitional instincts Conversation with John Tooby
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2009 What will change everything?
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The Greatest Englishman Since Newton: Review of Janet Browne’s Charles Darwin, vol 2. The New York Times (Sunday Edition): Vol. CVII (#40): 12. October 6, 2002.
On the Napoleon Chagnon controversy
Witch-hunting among the Anthropologists: Patrick Tierny and the Yanamamo, by John Tooby
Slate Dialogue: How to Deal with Fringe Academics
Judith Shulevitz of Slate Magazine, Alex Star, editor of Lingua Franca, and John Tooby, Co-Director of the Center for Evolutionary Psychology, debate and discuss how to deal with fringe academics: denounce them, refute them, or ignore them? And who is more dangerous, little known scholars with noxious views supported by shaky science, or well known academics who self-servingly depict their own fringe ideas as central? Accessing the full debate online is now difficult, but it starts here on Feb 2 2000, and can be accessed, in order, here. For closing letters to Slate from Tooby and Pinker, plus a copy of Tooby’s responses to Judith and Alex, click here).