Today's post, Cynicism in Ev-Psych (and Econ?) was originally published on 11 February 2009. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Evolutionary Psychology and Microeconomics seem to develop different types of cynical theories, and are cynical about different things.

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Hanson's reply may be worth reading.