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Sunday, November 23, 2003

Darwin makes me read People (or at least makes women read People) -  

Over at Slate Jack Shafer has an interesting piece on why evolutionary psychology (very loosely defined) might be driving us to read tabloids. I think Evolutionary Psychology is dicey in general (dicey in this case means good at providing plausible sounding explanations after the fact but awful at predicting human action before it happens) but I have to admit that I've never before had any kind of explanation as to why the tabloids were so popular.
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