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May 4, 2019 48 min
Evolutionary Psychology has been criticized as simply generating "just-so" stories—plausible explanations that lack evidence. In this episode, Smith and Monroe question whether evolutionary psychology is useful for generating predictions rather than simply generating post-hoc stories. Chris—the evolutionary psychology expert in the group—defends his area and articulates the instances where evo psych can help inform people's predictions. We also get a bit sidetracked talking about sperm competition theory. Marginally Significant is hosted by: Andrew Smith @andrewrsmith ( Twila Wingrove @twilawingrove ( Andrew Monroe @monroeandrew ( Chris Holden @profcjholden ( You can contact Marginally Significant on Twitter (@marginallysig (, through email (, or on the web ( (
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