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Spaghetti, cumulative cultural evolution and ritual traditions

December 9, 2011

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Back in 2009 I went to a European Human Behaviour and Evolution Conference in St Andrews. One of the highlights of that conference and definitely the bit of it that has stuck in my mind was a paper presented by Christine Caldwell. Caldwell talked about a methodology that she’s been using to test claims about […]

It is accomplished

November 30, 2011

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It is done.

7 myths about myths about religion

August 8, 2011

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A while ago I received an email asking me to put up a link on my blog to an article that someone has written concerning 25 myths regarding religion. Busy as I was with marking and everything else that the end of semester entails, I did not look at the article. I have now, however, […]

You’ve heard the talk, now see the poster!

August 1, 2011

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As I mentioned earlier, I recently presented a poster at the CogSci 2011 meeting in Boston. By clicking on the version below it is possible to see the full-size version.

Knowledge, Value, Evolution is out

July 30, 2011

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The volume edited by Tomas Hribek and Juraj Hvorecky, entitled Knowledge, Value, Evolution, is now out and available in all good internet book-stores (as well as Tesco!) It contains articles by Franz Wuketits, Jonathan Knowles and Jaroslav Peregrin. It also contains an article of mine that I mentioned earlier on this blog. The have-to I […]

Draft version of For God and Country, but not necessarily for Truth

July 28, 2011

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I have put up on academic.com a draft of my article on ideology and religion – it has been one of the things I have been working on instead of writing on the blog. Here is the abstract: Drawing upon the distinction between beliefs whose function is related to their truth and those where it […]

Across America

April 21, 2011

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Trying to give three talks in four days in three different time zones is somewhat tiring. As I have found. For a week in March I went on a mad dash across the US to give talks in Arizona, Georgia and Alabama. The trip was made possible thanks to an invitation from the Chance, Purpose […]