Re: evolution everywhere?

Bryant (
5 Sep 1996 21:42:42 -0600

In article <>,
Shannon Adams <> wrote:

>Is is just me or does every topic on this newsgroup evolve ;) into a
>discussion of evolution? Just wondering why.

I was noting the same thing. Nice, isn't it? :)

Unlike a large proportion of ethnography, the evolutionary study of human
behavior (the stuff of anthropology, after all) is generating an exciting
new literature of scientifically viable ideas. I think that the
enthusiasm for and debates about evolutionary principles reflect this sea
change* in anthropological methods and paradigms.

My university just recently created an evolutionary ecology track for its
anthro students, for instance. Santa Barbara has an interdiscplinary
Center for Evolutionary Psychology. Etc.

:) Bryant

* Alright, sea change is probably overly dramatic. But times are changin'.