Linguist Steven Levinson criticizes evolutionary psychologist Michael Tomasello and linguist Derik Bickerson for being unable to shake loose of the “cold” abstract cognitive prerequisites rather than the “hot” motivational and interactive instincts that lie behind the universal patterns of multimodal communication.
How E. O. Wilson and Richard Dawkins introduced me to the spiritual dimensions of evolution.
Reposted: The thickness of the skulls of Homo erectus is convincing evidence of violence amongst them. But what was the nature of this violence?
Why, after 6 million years of aversively motivated group selection for cooperative monogamy, did Homo sapiens all of a sudden evolve a highly goal-oriented inclination for sex and vanity?
When the principle vector of evolution shift from the individual to relationships between individuals, that included subgroups, groups, groups of groups all the way up to biological families.
The Ascension of the Human Spirit #4: The Hominin Tribe: The New Struggle against the Darwinian Struggle
Due to decreasing birthrates in apes, natural selection switched from selection at the level of the fittest individual to the most PRODUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS, not only between monogamous pair-bonds, but also between same sex relationships.
The Ascension of the Human Spirit #3: From Sex to Attachment Enveloped by Spirit and then, the Covenant
Sex evolved into mother-infant attachment in mammals under the protection of spiritual forces in dominance hierarchies; a sacred covenant creates hominins.