[Paleopsych] Re: An Evolutionary Mind...

Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Fri Jan 14 05:07:43 UTC 2005

Wonderful! I am glad for you. It is always worthwhile to share something 
you clearly worked hard on. I also read the Dembski review in the same 
issue, and had fun with that.

    You said, The feminist academic psychologist also asked me if it was 
not dangerous to our students to teach that "motherhood is innate and 
that the only way to be happy is to be a mother."
   You have identified the problem I have with feminists, namely that 
they ignore data that contradicts their theory, and they believe that 
only ideas that support their theory should be taught.
    At another level, you have identified a classic difference between 
modern conservatism and modern liberalism. The conservative believes 
that people cannot be perfected by society, the liberal believes that, 
given the right society, people can be perfected. Every contrary example 
is explained away.
    And I liked your description of your reaction to the dutch treat 
date where the man wanted to kiss you, even though you were raised not 
to have just that reaction. Sounds innate! So I think your article was a 
thought-provoking one and I hope it is widely read. I will forward it to 
the paleo list and encourage people to look it up.


Alice Andrews wrote:

> Hi Lynn,
> remember that piece you read some of....re me and the economist, 
> etc. "An Evolutionary Mind,"?...well it's a lot longer (i'm afraid) 
> but published!
> http://www.metanexus.net/metanexus_online/index.asp
> Thanks again for your encouraging words...they definitely inspired me 
> to continue on writing!
> All best!
> Alice

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