Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Who's up for a good ethics debate? The Ethics Bowl is coming this fall. See Dr. Yaw for info.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Cute. Sexy. Funny. Dan Dennett

Daniel Dennett
Dan Dennett discusses his TED talk on the evolutionary history of sweetness, cuteness, sexiness, and humor.
The important lesson from evolutionary thinking here is that it is a mistake to think that first there was sweetness, sexiness, and cuteness, and then we evolved to love these properties. That's just about backwards; these properties came into existence as effects of our tastes for them. This is a strange inversion of reasoning, but it's right.
 TED WEEKENDS: It's Not A Question Of Taste...