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Spent by Geoffrey Miller

It is particularly ironic that the critics have hurled all the conventional accusations at Miller, since his version of evolutionary psychology is so different from

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The truth about grit

Although this field of study is only a few years old, it’s already made important progress toward identifying the mental traits that allow some people

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‘Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior’

Mr. Miller endorses mass media and most of the fruits of marketing and globalization. He makes the extravagant claim that “American and French revolutions brought

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CRAP paper accepted by journal- New Scientist

At New Scientist we love a good hoax, especially one that both amuses and makes a serious point about the communication of science. So kudos

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Too complex to exist

Much like the power grid, the financial system is a series of complex, interlocking contingencies. And in such a system, the biggest risk of all

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not Do the Math

[D]ifferential equations ….represent the most powerful tool humanity has ever created for making sense of the material world.

via Guest Column: Loves Me, Loves Me

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Culture May Be Encoded in DNA

Though birds and humans have clearly followed different evolutionary paths, birdsong culture can still inform theories of human culture.

via Culture May Be Encoded in

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Love’s Labors and Costs

But even if Miller, like many a marketer who came before him, flogs his product too hard, his broadest point is well taken: We are

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