Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd is an evolutionary anthropologist whose research is focused on the evolutionary psychology of the mechanisms that give rise to, and shape human culture, and how these mechanisms interact with population dynamic processes to shape human cultural variation. Prior to his current position as Professor of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, Boyd taught at Duke University, Emory University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is considered a forerunner in the field of cultural evolution and uses a combination of mathematical modelling, laboratory experiments, and ethnographic fieldwork in his research.

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May 20, 2022 in Biology

Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection: 7. If You Make A Mess, Should You Clean It Up?

The only way to recover the simplicity is by cleaning up the mess that was made by falsely rejecting group selection in the 1960s.
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May 18, 2022 in Law, Politics, Race

On Decolonizing the Law: Views from a South African Legal Scholar

Trisos, Auerbach and Katti recently published a manuscript titled “Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology”. Here, they present five action calls as possible vehicles for shifting mentalities…
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May 3, 2022 in Gender, Politics, Race

Decolonizing Science Means Taking Indigenous Knowledge Seriously

In their article, Decoloniality and Anti-oppressive Practices for a More Ethical Ecology, Trisos, Auerbach, and Katti highlight the ways in which epistemic exclusions have shaped ecological research, defining what counts…
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