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  1. John Harshman John Harshman

    Tone Wars: boring.
    Carnival of Evolution: fun.

    Have you commented on/reviewed Jody Hey’s book?

    • John Harshman John Harshman

      “Tone Wars: boring.
      Carnival of Evolution: fun.”
      But apparently I’m the only person who thinks that.

    • John S. Wilkins John S. Wilkins

      Yes, I have reviewed Jody’s book; in my book, and in an unpublished (due to the editor losing the manuscript) review. Jody’s argument is basically that species are conventions and productions of the mind. While I disagree with him, he makes a solid case. Unfortunately he is merely reprising Locke’s argument, and like Locke is confusing real kinds for nominal kinds.

  2. sbej sbej

    No, I agree. But it makes the carnival of evolution and sciences involvment in the study of belief less and less appealing.

    A subject with a very strong internal identity which is increasingly assertive. Appealing if you are on the inside.

    I hope it is just me who is increasingly turned off from the subject, as it has much to offer.

    Time to disappear in a jaded puff of smoke in the direction of the arts.

    • John Harshman John Harshman

      I truly have no idea what you just said.

  3. John Monfries John Monfries

    “due to the editor losing the manuscript.”

    Is that even possible these days?

    Did he leave the entire internet behind in a taxi?

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