Scientists and Sociobiology - David Hull's review of 'Defenders of the
Truth,' a book tracing the development of the field of sociobiology, along with
Sociobiology - Tom Bethell speculates on what future generations will make
of the controversy surrounding human sociobiology.
- All behaviour.com - behaviour and its
origin - A book on human behaviour and evolution by Robert Bugler.
behavior and sociobiology courses - Research and teaching in animal and
human behavior by Dr. Paul J. Watson, University of New Mexico and Flathead Lake
Biological, Montana. Field courses, graduate and independent study student
supervision, and workshops.
- Archive of News in Brain
and Behavioural Sciences - Archive of articles and book reviews on
anthropology, archaeology, artificial intelligence, behaviour genetics,
cognitive science, developmental psychology, economics, ethology, evolutionary
biology, evolutionary psychology, genetics, law, linguistics, neuropsychology,
neuroscience, palaeoanthropology, philosophy, politics, primatology, psychiatry,
psychology, psychotherapy, sociology, sociobiology, and debates about them;
history, philosophy and social studies in the human sciences; Darwinian
scholarship; hermeneutics; verstehen; biography and autobiography, and
psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches.
- Archive site for Kenan Malik -
Essays, papers, lectures and reviews on Darwinism, evolutionary psychology,
race, philosophy and history. Also extracts from Kenan Malik's books 'Man, Beast
and Zombie' and 'What is it to be Human?'.
- Archives of
SOCIOBIO@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU - Archives of mailing list "Discussing the
Evolutionary Approach to Human Development."
- Behavioural Ecology Research Group,
Oxford - Research group studying animal learning, memory, and
decision-making, using experimental psychology and evolutionary biology as
tools. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.
Sociobiology - Original scientific papers on the subject.
- 'Dawkins vs. Gould'
by Kim Sterelny reviewed by Daniel Nettle - Nettle provides an insight into
the issues sustaining the long-standing dispute between Richard Dawkins and
Stephen Jay Gould.
Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence - Chapter one of the book by
Richard Wrangham and Dale Petersen.
of Zoology II - Sociobiology and Ethology site, featuring research on the
evolution of altruistic behavior of insects. University of Würzburg.
Desmond Morris Information Page - Zoologist/anthropologist studying the
evolutionary origins of human behavior.
- The End of the
Beginning by Daniel Jones - An astute analysis of the prospects for
sociobiology and evolutionary psychology presented via an essay review of
'Revolutionary Biology' by David P. Barash and 'The Triumph of Sociobiology' by
Sociobiology - Biologist Paul Gross on the relationship between sociobiology
and recent scandals in anthropology.
- Great Ideas
in Personality--Sociobiology - Concise introduction to Sociobiology.
Includes links to research papers, web sites, and other reference sources.
- Group selection and
human altruism - Alexander Field fails in his attempt to demonstrate that
human altruism cannot be explained without group selection. However, his ideas
are likely to generate renewed interest in this important topic, by both
researchers who find his specific group selection argument compelling and those
who do not. An analysis by Craig T. Palmer.
of Sociobiology - A brief historical perspective from Southern Arkansas
- Human Genetics for the Social
Sciences - Text, figures, and learning exercises in human behavioral
- The Importance of Being
Flashy - Article from International Wildlife Magazine discusses exaggerated
ornamentation as an indicator of reproductive fitness.
- InterWorld Partners Inc - A site
dedicated to the study the relationship between humans and their biological,
social and political environments.
- Kin Selection: A Critical
Review - Article published in the Journal of Comparative Biology discusses
issues related to Kin Selection theory.
- Mary Midgley
Webpage - A very thorough site, containing links to many full-text articles,
on the long-standing critic of evolutionary psychology and sociobiology.
of Sperm Competition in Birds - Abstract of American Scientist article
discussing extra-pair mating strategies.
- The Monkey in the
Mirror; Essays on the Science of What Makes Us Human by Ian Tattersall reviewed
by C. Loring Brace - An erudite evaluation of Ian Tattersall's perspective
on human evolution, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology by
paleoanthropologist C. Loring Brace.
- The Purpose of Life - The
Purpose of Life is summarised. This is a book on the philosophy of values and
ethics from a viewpoint of evolution or sociobiology.
- The Pythagorean
Perspective: The Arts and Sociobiology - A paper exploring the idea that
cultural evolution is a manifestation of biological evolution.
reduction of "Species" - Online paper by Jody Hey,Department of Genetics,
Magazine - What's for Dinner? - Photographer Peter Menzel posed the Natomos,
the Cavens and five other "statistically average" families with the food they
eat in a week.
- Social caterpillars
- The site deals with the evolution, ecology, and social behavior of caterpillar
- Sociobiology -
Explains major concepts of Sociobiology, including Ethology, Evolution,
Attraction, Sexual Dimorphism, Imprinting, Kin Selection, Reciprocal Altruism,
and Dominance Hierarchies. Contrasts the roles of Sociobiology and Culture.
- Sociobiology -
Summary and criticism of Philip Kitcher's and R. C. Lewontin's ideas.
- Sociobiology: Human
Behavior and Evolution - A useful bibliography.
The New Religion - Dr. Richard J. Blackwell Department of Philosophy St.
Louis University. This paper was presented at the ITEST Conference on The State
of the Art in March, 1980. Dr. Blackwell is well versed in the philosophy of
science and has written many papers on various aspects of that field.
LINK: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology - Tables of contents and article
abstracts from this Springer-Verlag journal. Complete article texts are
available in PDF format to print subscribers.
- The Steve Sailer Archives - Articles on
human biodiversity and its social/political implications, in many of which
Sailer attempts to defend the notion of "race" as a scientific concept.
Hamilton - Obituary for the evolutionary biologist who explained how selfish
genes could produce altruism.
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