What is Evolutionary Psychology
- There seems to be a lot of confusion on this forum about what EP
Although it shares a history with Social Darwinism it is a very
different animal. It has even less to do with eugenics. The
description at the head of the forum is misleading.
No reputable scientist thinks that the human race can
be "improved". How would we ever define "improved"? Nor is there
any genetic evidence that the white (or as the Nazi's called
it "Aryan") race is in any way superior to any other - that idea
went out in the middle of the last century. Didn't anyone notice!
Nor should it be associated with psuedoscientific historical
claptrap like that about the survival of Christs bloodline.
Evolutionary Psychology is about determining how genes influence
human behaviour and about understanding how evolutionary processes
came to mould our innate behaviour in the way it has.
I have found it deeply disturbing, and hard to believe, that any one
would think that an important new science like this would have the
least thing to do with scurrilous, outdated concepts like white
supremacy and anti-semitism.
Those who genuinely want to know more about EP should read Steven
Pinker's books. ("The Blank Slate" would be a good choice) in order
to understand the history and principles of EP.