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Atran's evolutionary psychology: “Say it ain't just-so, Joe”

  • James Maffie (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 August 1998

Atran advances three theses: our folk-biological taxonomy is (1) universal, (2) innate, and (3) the product of natural selection. I argue that Atran offers insufficient support for theses (2) and (3) and that his evolutionary psychology thus amounts to nothing more than a just-so story.

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