Does past selective efficacy matter to psychology?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4):513-514 (2002)

Paul Davies
College of William and Mary
Andrews et al. subscribe to the view that distinguishing selectionist from nonselectionist hypotheses – or, distinguishing adaptations from mere spandrels or exaptations – is important to the study of psychology. I offer three reasons for thinking that this view is false; that considerations of past selective efficacy have little to contribute to inquiry in psychology.
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