Why Gould Was Wrong

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iUniverse, 2003 - Psychology - 724 pages
Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was a leading critic of human behavioral genetics, human sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, and the modern evolutionary synthesis. Why Gould Was Wrong explains why Gould's claims were horribly wrong.

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Contents

Goulds View Versus the Evolutionary View
1
Stephen Jay Gould 19412002
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The term sociobiology
3
But the horse kicked back
4
NeoLysenkoism
5
Gould had no alternative research program to offer
6
The reemergence of human sociobiology under a new name
7
Gould on panadaptationism
8
The Modern Synthesis
83
Mendel Watson Crick
84
Chomskys rediscovery
85
Paul McLean
86
Competing syntheses
87
Desmond John Morris
88
Gould strongly attacked EP
89
Pinker Wright and Buss
90

Gould on the vision of evolutionary psychology
9
Gould on the human mind
10
Presentist
13
Cyril Burt was right and honest Gould was wrong and dishonest
14
Data selection
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Goulds view was antiquated
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Goulds writing
17
Goulds thinking
18
Pathological naysaying?
19
The Structure of Stephen Jay Goulds Evolutionary Theory
20
Our huntergatherer ancestors
22
Human instincts are open programs
23
Oskar and Jack explain our situational instincts
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Adoption proves that instincts are situational
25
Psychology is a branch of biology
26
Sensory receptors and motor neurons
27
Adaptations byproducts and noise
28
Just the tip of the iceberg
29
A contentrich system
30
We have more instincts than other species
31
Interaction or situationality?
32
Modular adaptations instincts
33
A meaningless question
34
The heritability coefficient rises
37
Consciousness is not holistic
38
Smaller and smaller agents
39
Instinctual scientists
40
Not genetically identical
41
MZ twins in the same pair do not necessarily have the same genetic diseases
42
Identical behavior
43
They kept themselves exceptionally clean and tidy
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Identical wills
45
A gene for behavior X
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Situational and independent
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Now its time to sum up
48
Certain instincts seem to hang together
49
Perception and memory are instinctual
50
Language and thinking are independent
51
The critical periods
52
Correlation contradicts environmentalism
53
How about peers?
54
Inbreeding depression
55
The flawed Flynn Effekt
56
The genetic catastrophe
57
Evolution would be impossible
58
The same parts
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Animal brains including human brains
60
A familys pedigree
61
Innate memory
63
Innate musicality
64
Fight mind is difficult
65
An instinct is active or inactive
66
The concept of instinct is totally clear
67
Abnormal instincts
68
Goulds View and the History of the Evolutionary View
70
Tabula rasa
71
Charles Lyell and Robert Chambers
74
Wallace and Darwin
75
The period between roughly 1875 and 1910
76
The continuity of man and animals
77
John Hughlings Jackson
78
Instinct psychology
79
Crazy claims
80
Margaret Mead
81
Lysenkoism and NeoLysenkoism
82
Timothy Perper
91
The prerequisites
92
Those who never understand
93
They were attacking everything
94
Discourteous language
95
It had to be imported
96
He was attacking a straw man
97
Illogical science
98
Inferring ought from is
99
Ill chosen examples
100
A good empirical fit
101
Gould occupied a rather curious position
102
The hypothesis of punctuated equilibria
103
Misunderstanding the selfish gene
104
The tragic history of environmentalism
105
An instinct has two parts
106
More learning causes
107
The instinct of Us and Them
108
They misused a symposium
109
Wilsons new holism
110
A normal situation
111
Illogical moral guilt
112
The theory was not Wilsons theory
113
LSE was rather embarrassed
114
Social sociobiologists
115
A collection of lies
116
Politically motivated attack
117
The unit of selection
118
Constraints
119
Goulds theory of biological potentiality
120
Learning and genetic determinism
121
R Dawkins and B D Davis picked up the battleaxe
122
Circumvention of destructive behavior
123
The critics and kin selection
124
An unrealistic view of science
125
SSG and sexism
126
Goulds level of explanation
127
Gould et al on genetic variation
128
Gould was critical about ideological assumptions
129
Gould on averages
130
Wilson admired Marxist thinking
131
Goulds odd definition of racist
132
New discoveries
133
The Bell Curve
134
Questioning the Millennium
135
The Blind Watchmaker
136
Gould attacked the new consensus
137
The gene as an informational unit
138
The critics and the constructivists
139
Consiliencethe synthesis of syntheses
140
On ontology
141
They declared aggression nonexistent
142
U Segerstrale on free will
143
Culture is mostly based on natural behavior
144
A justso story is not a justso story
145
Wilson is not a genius
146
A List of Modular Behavior Proves That Gould Was Wrong
147
Modular human behavior
148
Gould denied the existence of traitgenetic independence
151
A List of Modular Genetic Damage Proves That Gould Was Wrong
338
Genes suffer accumulative damage
339
DSMIVTR
340
Bibliography chronologicalalphabetical
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