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Spaghetti, cumulative cultural evolution and ritual traditions

December 9, 2011


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


It is done.

7 myths about myths about religion

August 8, 2011


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


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


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


I have put up on 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


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 […]