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Are Terrorists Radicalized by Their Brains?

When multiple factors are at work, sorting them out is difficult, and inferences about causality can be misleading.

Beware the Darwinian Moralists

Darwinians want to take over the fields of ethics and psychology. Can they be trusted with such power?

Unapologetic Mass Murderer Motivated by Darwin Lives in Comfort in Prison, While Victim Trauma Continues

Stress-caused mental illnesses skyrocketed after a Darwin-inspired mass murderer went on a killing spree in 2011.

Leftist Takeover of Science Continues

Nothing in science requires a scientific institution to take the liberal position on everything. Quite the opposite: science relies on traditional values.

Big Science's Distorted View of 9/11

America's leading science journal is out of touch with most Americans when it comes to remembering what happened on 9/11/01.

Does ISIS Evolve?

This may be the winning candidate for worst Darwinian just-so story of the decade.

The Science Axis of Evil

By assuming misbehavior evolves, some scientists become agents of evil, and Big Science institutions become their enablers.

Elephants, Mammoths, and Terror: The Ivory Trade Crisis

Terror organizations are slaughtering elephants at alarming rates to sell the ivory in Asia and buy weapons. What to do?

ISIS Atrocities: Does Outrage Evolve?

What will it take to turn outrage into action, if genocide won't? Destruction of antiquities? What would Darwin do?

Do Nature's Editors Want Another French Revolution?

By glorifying the French Revolution without mentioning its atrocities, Nature's editors give a terrible message about terrorism.

Harvard Evolutionists Justify Terror as Darwinian Fitness

Their "study" involved native tribespeople, but the amoral implications give aid and comfort to evildoers.

The Science of Politics and Vice Versa

Some scientists try to put conservatives and liberals in test tubes. This can cause fireworks.

Can evolutionary theory explain terrorism?

In military strategy, it is vital to know what the enemy is up to. Can evolutionary theory help? An interdisciplinary team at the University of Miami got their heads together and appealed to an evolutionary notion called the “Red Queen” hypothesis, and claimed it provides a “Pattern in Escalations in Insurgent and Terrorist Activity” that is neutral regarding the good guys and the bad guys. It resembles, they argue, how pedators and prey evolve in nature. They offer their model as a way military planners can have the ability “to estimate not only the number of fatalities but how often attacks that result in fatalities will take place.” They applied their pattern prediction to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. How robust is this notion, and should evolutionary theory take credit for it?
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