Evolving Debate

I haven’t been able to follow the debate over Buller’s Adapting Minds as closely as I would like. (I never finished the post I was writing about Fodor’s silly review.)  But the debate proceeds apace. Cosmides and Tooby have put up a page with preliminary replies to Buller. University of Wisconsin anthropologist John Hawks has blogged a nice overview of some of Buller’s main arguments, and a response to C&T’s claim that Buller has ignored evidence about social exhange. Buller’s reply to critics [pdf] in Trends of Cognitive Science is on his website. Hawks compares the debate to the already fabled case of Python v Crocodile.

Author: Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Research at the Niskanen Center