The changing face of human nature

@article{Rose2009TheCF,
  title={The changing face of human nature},
  author={Hilary Rose and Steven Peter Russell Rose},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2009},
  volume={138},
  pages={7-20}
}
ly short decade’s march toward the sequencing of the human genome, one of its key initiators, geneticist Walter Gilbert, claimed that “one will be able to pull a cd out of one’s pocket and say, ‘Here is a human being; it’s me.’”1 Gilbert’s brilliant piece of theater was echoed by other leading molecular biologists in their campaign to win public support and enthusiasm for the Human Genome Project (hgp). It seemed not to matter how often the biologists employed the same theatrical device… 
Cast Changes on the Ecological Stage of Earth's Evolutionary Theater
The most notable feature of the history of life on Earth for the past 4 billion years has been change, which is why I used the theater metaphor for this commentary. Earth has had a comparatively
The Emergence of Social Neuroscience as an Academic Discipline
The term ‘social neuroscience’ combines two topics of scientifi c enquiry — the ‘social’ and the ‘brain’ — whose relation can be analyzed from two different perspectives: either from a broader
Development of experimental psychology Crises and problems seen from experimental psychology
Experimental psychology in the early 20 century was targeted by several authors who described a crisis – often expressed as a lack of theoretical and experimental progress. In the 21 century the
Crises and problems seen from experimental psychology
Experimental psychology in the early 20th century was targeted by several authors who described a crisis— often expressed as a lack of theoretical and experimental progress. In the 21st century, the
Between Neoliberalism and Difference: Multiple Practices of Property in Post-Soviet Russia
Two decades of aggressive neoliberalisation in Russia has failed to produce a uniform system of private property and profit-maximising enterprises. Instead, the complex interactions of multiple
The Good, the Bad, and the Brain: Theory and History of the Neuroscience of Morality
Hedendaagse neurowetenschappelijke methoden en technologie bieden nieuwe perspectieven op een intrigerend en ongrijpbaar object van onderzoek: moraliteit. Neurowetenschappers scannen tegenwoordig het
The Future Eaters: Metaphors and Aphorisms as Environmental Teaching Tools
Humankind uses vast amounts of fossil energy accumulated millions of years ago. The rate of use is many orders of magnitude greater than the replacement rate. Peak oil is the most immediate problem,

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 21 REFERENCES
Alas, poor Darwin : arguments against evolutionary psychology
TLDR
Hilary and Steven Rose have gathered together the most eminent and outspoken critics of this fashionable ideology and emerge a new perspective on human development which acknowledges the complexity of life by placing at its centre the living organism rather than the gene.
The Adapted mind : evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture
Although researchers have long been aware that the species-typical architecture of the human mind is the product of our evolutionary history, it has only been in the last three decades that advances
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Richard Holmes, prize-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley, explores the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of 18th century in his ground-breaking new biography 'The Age
Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution
TLDR
The Holy Koran, the Prophet's teachings, the majority of Islamic scientists, and the actual facts all prove that the sun is running in its orbit, and that the earth is fixed and stable, spread out by God for his mankind, according to the good sheik.
A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness
TLDR
Merlin Donald makes a persuasive case for consciousness as the central player in the drama of mind, as he details the forces, both cultural and neuronal, that power the authors' distinctively human modes of awareness.
The Future of Human Nature
Publisher's Note. Foreword. Are There Postmetaphysical Answers to the Question: What is the "Good Life"?. The Debate on the Ethical Self--Understanding of the Species. I Moralizing Human Nature?. II
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
In this groundbreaking and very accessible book, Daniel C. Dennett, the acclaimed author of Consciousness Explained, demonstrates the power of the theory of natural selection and shows how Darwin's
Wider than the sky : the phenomenal gift of consciousness
TLDR
Gerald M. Edelman's analysis of the brain activities underlying consciousness is based on recent remarkable advances in biochemistry, immunology, medical imaging, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, yet the implications extend fartherbeyond the worlds of science and medicine into virtually every area of human inquiry.
Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution
TLDR
The theory that biological species are descended from common ancestors provides an indispensable heuristic to understand why living organisms are what they are and do what they do.
Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
Scholars have long argued that moral judgements arise from rational deliberations about what society determines is right and wrong. This has generated the idea that our moral psychology is founded on
...
...