Jerome H. Barkow

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Popular culture is a subcategory of culture. Today, mass and new media appear to be interfering with the evolved mechanisms that permit the acquisition and editing of culture. We know surprisingly little about these cognitive attentional processes that enable the information acquisition and editing packed into the term " cultural transmission. " It was(More)
  • J H Barkow
  • 2000
This thought experiment addresses the range of possible evolved psychologies likely to be associated with extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence. The analysis rests on: (1) a number of assumptions shared by the SETI project; (2) recent arguments concerning convergent evolution; and (3) current theories of how intelligence evolved in our own species. It(More)
I began my graduate career in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington, where the great sociobiologist Pierre van den Berghe taught all his career. I was a stupid SSSM (" Standard Social Science Model ") sociology graduate student then, and I joined the chorus of the confederacy of dunces to ridicule Pierre's sociobiological work. More(More)
Literature is a bibliographic index to articles in journals and edited works received by the Tozzer Library, the anthropology library of Harvard University, as well as selected online and open access journals. The e-resource contains more than 650,000 records dating to the early 19 th century. 10,000 new records are added yearly, updated on a monthly basis.(More)
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