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  1. A. C. McKay (2002). Supererogation and the Profession of Medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (2):70-73.score: 290.0
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  2. C. A. Trypanis & K. J. McKay (1964). The Poet at Play: Kallimachos, the Bath of Pallas. Journal of Hellenic Studies 84:169.score: 270.0
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  3. Robert A. Wharton Jr, Christopher P. McKay, George M. Simmons Jr & Bruce C. Parker (forthcoming). Cryoconite Holes on Glaciers. Bioscience.score: 270.0
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  4. Paul C. W. Davies, Carol E. Cleland & Christopher P. McKay, Signatures of a Shadow Biosphere.score: 240.0
    Astrobiologists are aware that extraterrestrial life might differ from known life, and considerable thought has been given to possible signatures associated with weird forms of life on other planets. So far, however, very little attention has been paid to the possibility that our own planet might also host communities of weird life. If life arises readily in Earth-like conditions, as many astrobiologists contend, then it may well have formed many times on Earth itself, which raises the question whether one or (...)
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  5. James R. Liddle, Todd K. Shackelford, Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett (2009). Are Beliefs the Proper Targets of Adaptationist Analyses? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):528.score: 240.0
    McKay & Dennett's (M&D's) description of beliefs, and misbeliefs in particular, is a commendable contribution to the literature; but we argue that referring to beliefs as adaptive or maladaptive can cause conceptual confusion. is inconsistently defined in the article, which adds to confusion and renders it difficult to evaluate the claims, particularly the possibility of.
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  6. Ara Norenzayan, Azim F. Shariff, Will M. Gervais, Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett (2009). The Evolution of Religious Misbelief. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):531.score: 240.0
    Inducing religious thoughts increases prosocial behavior among strangers in anonymous contexts. These effects can be explained both by behavioral priming processes as well as by reputational mechanisms. We examine whether belief in moralizing supernatural agents supplies a case for what McKay & Dennett (M&D) call evolved misbelief, concluding that they might be more persuasively seen as an example of culturally evolved misbelief.
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  7. John Sutton, Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett (2009). Adaptive Misbeliefs and False Memories. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):535.score: 240.0
    McKay & Dennett (M&D) suggest that some positive illusions are adaptive. But there is a bidirectional link between memory and positive illusions: Biased autobiographical memories filter incoming information, and self-enhancing information is preferentially attended and used to update memory. Extending M&D's approach, I ask if certain false memories might be adaptive, defending a broad view of the psychosocial functions of remembering.
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  8. C. G. McKay (1971). A Class of Decidable Intermediate Propositional Logics. Journal of Symbolic Logic 36 (1):127-128.score: 210.0
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  9. C. G. McKay (1985). A Consistent Propositional Logic Without Any Finite Models. Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (1):38-41.score: 210.0
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  10. C. G. McKay (1971). Review: Andrzej Grzegorczyk, A Philosophically Plausible Formal Interpretation of Intuitionistic Logic. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 36 (2):329-329.score: 210.0
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  11. Dominic Dp Johnson, Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett (2009). God Would Be a Costly Accident: Supernatural Beliefs as Adaptive. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):523.score: 210.0
    I take up the challenge of why false beliefs are better than (target article, sect. 9) in navigating adaptive problems with asymmetric errors. I then suggest that there are interactions between supernatural beliefs, self-deception, and positive illusions, rendering elements of all such misbeliefs adaptive. Finally, I argue that supernatural beliefs cannot be rejected as adaptive simply because recent experiments are inconclusive. The great costs of religion betray its even greater adaptive benefits – we just have not yet nailed down exactly (...)
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  12. C. G. McKay (1967). A Note on The Jaśkowski Sequence. Mathematical Logic Quarterly 13 (6):95-96.score: 210.0
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  13. C. G. McKay (1972). Review: V. A. Jankov, Conjunctively Indecomposable Formulas in Propositional Calculi. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (1):186-186.score: 210.0
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  14. Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett (2009). The Evolution of Misbelief. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):493.score: 150.0
    From an evolutionary standpoint, a default presumption is that true beliefs are adaptive and misbeliefs maladaptive. But if humans are biologically engineered to appraise the world accurately and to form true beliefs, how are we to explain the routine exceptions to this rule? How can we account for mistaken beliefs, bizarre delusions, and instances of self-deception? We explore this question in some detail. We begin by articulating a distinction between two general types of misbelief: those resulting from a breakdown in (...)
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  15. George Ainslie, Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett (2009). Non-Instrumental Belief is Largely Founded on Singularity 1. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):511.score: 150.0
    The radical evolutionary step that divides human decision-making from that of nonhumans is the ability to excite the reward process for its own sake, in imagination. Combined with hyperbolic over-valuation of the present, this ability is a potential threat to both the individual's long term survival and the natural selection of high intelligence. Human belief is intrinsically or under-founded, which may or may not be adaptive.
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  16. Pascal Boyer, Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett (2009). Extending the Range of Adaptive Misbelief: Memory “Distortions” as Functional Features. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):513.score: 150.0
    A large amount of research in cognitive psychology is focused on memory distortions, understood as deviations from various (largely implicit) standards. Many alleged distortions actually suggest a highly functional system that balances the cost of acquiring new information with the benefit of relevant, contextually appropriate decision-making. In this sense many memories may be examples of functionally adaptive misbelief.
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  17. Krister Segerberg (1973). Review: C. G. McKay, A Note on the Jaskowski Sequence. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 38 (3):520-521.score: 81.0
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  18. T. Umezawa (1971). Review: C. G. McKay, The Non-Separability of a Certain Finite Extension of Heyting's Propositional Logic. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 36 (2):331-331.score: 81.0
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  19. Constance M. Bertka (ed.) (2009). Exploring the Origin, Extent, and Future of Life: Philosophical, Ethical, and Theological Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.score: 27.0
    Machine generated contents note: 1. Astrobiology in societal context Constance Bertka; Part I. Origin of Life: 2. Emergence and the experimental pursuit of the origin of life Robert Hazen; 3. From Aristotle to Darwin, to Freeman Dyson: changing definitions of life viewed in historical context James Strick; 4. Philosophical aspects of the origin-of-life problem: the emergence of life and the nature of science Iris Fry; 5. The origin of terrestrial life: a Christian perspective Ernan McMullin; 6. The alpha and the (...)
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