Our flippers

I agree that human behavior is evolved, but I believe that we evolved into humans. If we still had the hierarchies and behaviors of apes on the savannah, we’d be apes on the savannah. (Also, even apes are often more complex than Kanazawa assumes.) It’s like saying “dolphins are descended from land creatures with legs, therefore dolphins have legs.” And the idea that men are harem-keeping sperm machines and women are antler-contest-judging baby machines is some serious dolphin legs. Morality, creativity, abstraction, empathy—these are our flippers.

Mal wieder The Pervocracy (und mal wieder via figleaf)


1 Antwort auf “Our flippers”


  1. 1 schokolade 07. März 2010 um 13:45 Uhr

    gefaellt mir :)

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