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Massimo Pigliucci
Professor of Philosophy at City College. Philosophy of science & pseudoscience, Stoicism as a philosophy of life.
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Massimo Pigliucci 3h
C’mon David, cultural evolution is a far broader umbrella than MLS theory. Just like in biological evolution, not everything comes down to selection. And selection is actually difficult to demonstrate. So, do you have actual evidence, or is this just a generic hypothetical?
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Massimo Pigliucci 4h
Not sure. It certainly is an inheritance system broadly defined. I’d start in the general neighborhood described by Kevin Laland in Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony and his related technical papers.
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Massimo Pigliucci 4h
No David, you made a far more specific claim: that multilevel selection theory would make that contribution. Not the same thing, right?
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Massimo Pigliucci 5h
Nope, he’s just crazy. Sorry.
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Massimo Pigliucci 5h
The issue has never been to take seriously (though, sorry but I can’t really take Dawkins seriously). The issue has always been out to go about it. And it’s a tough one.
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Massimo Pigliucci 5h
I had the privilege and pleasure to read this story. Do yourself a favor and do likewise.
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Jennifer@JenniferSears 8h
Kind of cruel. But, yes.
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Existential Comics 6h
People defend capitalism by saying shit like "we want equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome" LMAO. Have you seen society? Don't you think we'd have more "equality of opportunity" if some people weren't born millionaires and everyone had to actually work for a living?
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Massimo Pigliucci 11h
Right. But the idea is to accept things we truly cannot change, not to give up too early. If I really can't change my immoral kid, then what's the use of feeling miserable about it? Maybe I should instead use my energy to counter some of the bed he's doing in the world.
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Massimo Pigliucci 11h
I guess I disagree. Remember that the dichotomy of control is only one pillar of Stoicism. Another big one is the four virtues. One of which is justice.
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Skeptical Inquirer 12h
Maine considers protecting quacks from accountability to regulators and patients by Jann Bellamy (who will be speaking at CSICon )
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Massimo Pigliucci 12h
Let's not start yet another discussion about the profession of philosophy, please...
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Massimo Pigliucci 12h
Right, they can be. But it isn't a necessity. Indeed, it is even possible that one is a path to the other.
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Massimo Pigliucci 12h
Truth springs from argument amongst friends, David Hume allegedly said.
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Massimo Pigliucci 12h
Replying to @Jeffrey_Howard_
I'm sorry, a 10-part tweet? I'd love to engage, but this isn't the way. The medium is simply not designed for that. But thanks for the input.
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Massimo Pigliucci 12h
So, he's crazier than I thought!
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Massimo Pigliucci 12h
Replying to @SkeptInquirer
I won't. But that's just me.
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Existential Comics 13h
Philosophers: "we don't know shit." Scientists: "empirically speaking, we don't know shit." Some dude on YouTube who skimmed three Wikipedia articles: "yeah I'm pretty sure I've got everything figured out."
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Massimo Pigliucci 13h
An early anti-astrology argument. "An amusing anti-astrological argument was offered by the early Academic skepti...
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Massimo Pigliucci 14h
Tim, thanks for the clarification. I assure you I am not writing off the whole field. But I tend to be skeptical of certain claims, especially those originally made by David.
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