Humanities & Evolution
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Interviews exploring the roles origin stories play in our lives today
How different the evolution of human nature looks from a humanities' point of view. If we insist we're conscious and have free will, what does that imply about evolution?
- Common sense vs. Darwinism
- "Neurasthenia"--we need it now
- Prep for "New Trends in Evolutionary Biology" conference
- Kahneman's selfs include an important "planning" self
- To understand the self, experiment with a new theory of evolution
- Make evolution part of the humanities
- Darwin's purely physical theory denies the possibility of "volition"
- A thought experiment: what evolves is really an intelligent genome
How should the humanities respond to science's offer to rebase the humanities on physics and darwinism ("consilience")? By coming up with a consilience of their own, to base science on.
Physical determinists abuse the authority of science by asserting their own temperamental bias against a dulism involving free will, and how to rebut that assertion.