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Science Demands Big Government!

mjohansen Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 12:49 AM
"Science" is about experimentation and observation. If you doubt that, say, the acceleration of gravity near the surface of the Earth is 9.8 meters per second squared, we could prove that right or wrong by dropping objects and carefully measuring their speed. If I question whether people really "evolved to be coerced" or any of the other "evolutionary psychology" explanations for human behavior, exactly what experiment could we perform to test the theory? Evolutionary psychology is not a scientific theory. It is a arm-chair philosophizing.

The quotation of the week last week had to be that of Harvard professor Daniel E. Lieberman in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology, was among those who publicly defended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of sugared soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces.

And he did so using, of all things, evolution.

Now, we all know that humans have always needed -- or evolved to need -- carbohydrates for energy. So how could evolution argue for Mayor Bloomberg's ban...