really hope he means to be critical of erroneous applications of it, rather than the science itself, because I've been a big advocate of evolutionary psychology ever since I read Sociobiology many years ago. Essentially, it extends Darwinistic evolutionary theory from the purely physical/biological realm to include psychology and behavior. Anyway, I've been meaning to ask Bob to revise and extend his remarks on the subject so I'll know where he stands. Maybe he'll read this and do an essay on Evo-Psych.
I've been saying for years that there's two good ways to explain human behavior — the Biblical way, with original sin and free will granted by God, and the Darwin way, or random variations filtered by natural selection. All other theories I've heard of don't work, and that includes all forms of liberalism from Karl Marx to Bill De Blasio.
In the following piece, Vulture of Critique goes all Pleistocene on us (which is several times more intense than going medieval) with an Aesopian tale, retold by Edgar Rice Burroughs, with a tad bit of Kipling in it, that explains, well, celebrity, xenophobia, and witchcraft, and will entertain you while offending feminists. A trifecta if I ever saw one. The drawing on this quibcag is by our own Baloo, meant to be an illustration the psychological difference between the sexes, while posing as humor.