Here’s a very interesting post about scepticism and evolutionary psychology. It’s a fine example of critical thinking given it’s detailed analysis and the thorough explanation of the standards applied. Much as I am sceptical about evolutionary psychology I want my scepticism to be founded on good reasons.
I’m interested to see what else Edward Clint has to say about critical thinking and scepticism. Sometimes the US sceptic (or “skeptic”) community tends to scientism, an idealized acceptance of science based on a belief that scientific method is somehow pure. No such assumptions figure in Clint’s analysis. I’m sorry to see that the object of his criticism is feminist, but people of all political and intellectual orientations can sometimes get ahead of ourselves.