Ian, but you could equally well say as many of us are feeling that the whole
of evolutionary psychology is derivative.
I have had extended discussions with a valued colleague, David Smith
characterised in my view by David's uncritical enthusiasm for evolutionary
explanations. Our exchanges had to stop because we simply couldn't find a
way to engage. So when you use dismissive, even abusive , language like
superficial and derivative to describes a colleagues posting I do wonder
about the emotional intensity that I have encountered on the part of
defenders of ev psych.
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