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Unformatted text preview: 2. Behavior cannot be changed; Reply: Knowledge of adaptations and environmental influence encourage change, if desired; 3. Organisms can compute mathematical formulas Reply: Describing adaptations versus doing them are different. 4. Evolutionary psychology assumes the current collection of adaptive mechanisms are optimally designed Reply: a. Evolutionary time lags; b. Cost of adaptations 5. Evolutionary theory assumes we have a conscious or unconscious goal to maximize gene reproduction. Reply: a. Gene reproduction is a product of adapting to specific problems--to avoid predators, stay warm, find a mate, have sex, and help kin--not a motivation to maximize gene reproduction....
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course PGS 101 taught by Professor Blan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.
- Spring '08