July 30th, 2011
(written by lawrence, however indented passages are often quotes)
I’m critical of the so-called evolutionary behavioral theories that try to explain modern behavior in humans based on evolutionary development. The theory claims too much, and has a tough time proving its arguments. Mostly its just a new kind of fiction. Among the behaviors that are difficult to explain:
4.) altruism for those unrelated to you
5.) religious belief
6.) adopting children unrelated to you
Of the last, I just read this:
More than 400 people attended a service for Trini Do, 29, her sisters, Lynn Ta, 16, and Michelle Ta, 28, and her brother, Hien Ta, 21. Trini Do’s estranged husband, Tan Do, 35, shot her and her siblings during a birthday party for their 11-year-old son and then killed himself.