The Evolutionary Psychology Gene

Belief in Evolutionary Psychology May Be Hardwired, Study Says.

(Cartoon from here. And yes, French was spoken in the EEA.)

In related news, a new study has determined that "cognitive linguistics" is just a metaphor for the way the mind actually works.

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And I suppose cognitive psychologists will discover that the brain actually is a computer.

Well, it is a computer. Hell, your retina is a computer by itself, even. I don't think, at this point, anyone would deny that it's a machine, and that it does computations, so by definition it's a computing machine, i.e., a computer.

Yes, indeed. I'm glad you guys figured it out. And just think, all from a metaphor.

This ia a joke... So please mention that it is a joke! Some people may think that article is for real... I actually thought that for a while..

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(This is a joke).