On selection and confirmation bias. Must read.

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April 6, 2013

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Title On selection and confirmation bias. Must read.
Author redpillschool
Upvotes 25
Comments 8
Date 06 April 2013 02:25 PM UTC (8 years ago)
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Link https://theredarchive.com/post/174888
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[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (7 children) | Copy

RPS 2016

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 4 points5 points  (6 children) | Copy

This is a great response to the NAWALT people who are just convinced we're wrong because they see things happen differently than we describe. I might side-bar this one.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

You should definitely side bar this.

[–]Are_You_A_Real_Man0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

Definitely side-bar it.

Why don't so many people understand that the onus is on them to disprove facts about evolutionary biology?

Also, I have noticed that the average person who I come across tends to deride evolutionary psychology, usually by invoking the argument "But we're not animals! We're different! We can rise above our instincts!"

It often trips them up when I point out that marriage is an example of rising above such instincts, those of female hypergamy and male promiscuity.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

We still are significantly different from most other animals in the amount of resources necessary to raise a child from birth to the point where it can mostly take care of its own needs. For humans, this is significantly higher than in any other primate species, and our resource-expensive childhoods are one of our defining characteristics as a species.

Before the advent of modern technologies, it was nearly impossible for a mother to care for an infant without help, which has generally included the father's contribution. From the evopsych perspective, it seems like it would benefit a male to sire fewer children but support them better, thus increasing their chances of living to puberty. For a female, it would benefit her to pick a mate who is likely to provide that support.

Chimpanzee mothers, on the other hand, are perfectly capable of providing all the care a baby chimpanzee needs without direct contribution from the father; their concerns in mate selection may consequently be more based on "alpha" behavior. Humans have only had the luxury of this kind of model very recently, when food and shelter has become relatively easy enough to obtain that a single individual can support a childhood.

[–]zionController1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

It often trips them up when I point out that marriage is an example of rising above such instincts, those of female hypergamy and male promiscuity.

And its largly a religious tradition, which is something people love to tear down nowadays.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

As we all know Religion is Natural Law for Dummies.TM I wonder how many millennia it took to finally invent our greatest creation: The Nuclear Family. It then took feminism how many decades to tear it all down? This goes to show you how powerful Briffault's Law and Hypergamy really are. What a god damn shame... I need to become a Muslim.

[–]zionController0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I used to think "Oh those oppressive muslims, making women cover up... They should be more like u- OH MY GOD" They don't have slut walks, they don't have this whore complex, they have women who love one man their whole life.

mfw I realize muslims are doing something we're royally failing at, and not the other way around.

EDIT: The nuclear family took thousands of years to produce. We finally got to a point where families could stay together- in prior years, father would die while the children were too young... now they have a chance to be raised by two living parents, but feminism came along and since we made the mistake of giving women voting privelleges, we allowed them to destroy our greatest invention.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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