Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Steven Pinker, still hawking gender essentialism

To Steven Pinker, everything is reducible to evolutionary psychology. And since it is evo-psycho, he doesn't even consider the need to present evidence that:
a. the term "alpha male" describes something outside the evo-psycho imagination;
b. said alpha males are more concerned about incipient megalomaniacal robots than everybody else; and
c. women are less power-mad than men, by nature 
Nope, you don't need evidence to promote evolutionary psychology explanations, just a plausible-sounding just-so story to impress the dullards and make a snappy Big Think soundbite.