The Dawdler’s Philosophy

E2: An Immense Investment in the Utterly Obvious - Gould and Lewontin’s “Spandrels of San Marco”

August 26, 2018

Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Harland and Ryan tackle Stephen J Gould and Richard Lewontin’s paper “The Spandrels of San Marco” and discuss adaptationism’s benefits and flaws in evolutionary biology.

This is a topic we thought we could shoot off. Well…hard to tell…it’s hard to tell if we just fucked off or if we got anywhere. Maybe we get somewhere in some places. Hopefully this is more than just listening to two people talk and making no sense (especially Ryan). Our best to all those involved who had little say in the matter other than saying anything at all. It’s a lesson in how not to record a conversation intended for an audience larger than zero. Also, about two-thirds of the way through we are visited by our biggest fan who shouts over us the whole time.

P.S. This is not an apology…we think…no, we’re sorry.

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