Sharon Begley, one of my favorite American science journalists (at least on bioscience topics), just published a 4300 word article in Newsweek on Evolutionary Psychology. To call it a devastating attack would be about right, I think. It is a very powerful summary of the scientific evidence against strong EvoPsych positions. I have been skeptical about Evolutionary Psychology ever since I first heard of it and found David Buller’s critical book about the field, Adapting Minds, largely persuasive. This Begley article, though, seems to me the best short critical assessment I have seen. I strongly recommend it.
– Hank Greely