Category Archives: Debuking Pseudoscience

Debunking: The Caveman Mystique by Martha McCaughey

Debunking: The Caveman Mystique by Martha McCaughey
September 30th, 2010
by Fred Hsu

This is a diary I kept as I read yet another book an acquaintance who taught social science once recommended. The first book was dealt with in Debunking: Sex at Dawn by Rayn and Jetha. As with the first book, I rather enjoy summarizing and debunking this second book, The Caveman Mystique by Martha McCaughey.

It’s just a habit. Attempting to summarize a book allows me to organize ideas I read. If I can accurately and succinctly convey the essence of the material (emphasis on accuracy more than on brevity), I think I can be said to actually understand the material, whether I subscribe to author’s views. Continue reading

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Debunking: Sex at Dawn by Ryan and Jetha

Debunking: Sex at Dawn, by Rayn and Jetha
August 26, 2010

This is a diary I kept as I read a book an acquaintance who taught social science once recommend. The book presumably argued successfully against current evolutionary psychology theories and practices. I had my doubts. But as a rule I don’t criticize something I haven’t investigated. So I bought the book and read it. Following are my personal notes I jotted down after reading a chapter or two. Continue reading

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