Noctivagus wrote:Sophist wrote:I don't disagree with you in the slightest.
I'll run away while the goings good thenSophist wrote:B-C's theory is full of crap then. But, strangely, the biological work his team has done, and work that has come from elsewhere along similar lines, isn't crap.
Things can often be a mixture of the worthwhile and the waste... vegetable gardens are built on this principal (if you get my invisible pun ). I'm no expert nor particularly studious in this direction, but I haven't at all liked that which I have read and seen quoted on SB-C's theory.
And that's really all he seems to be quoting. B-C, to me, seems a bit less of the scientist and more of a writer and "theory packager" if ya know what I mean. He doesn't strike me as all that especially analytical.
Noc wrote:I hold my hands up that I do not readilly understand the subtleties of what is 'Neurology' - I'm not overly familiar with the phrase and am unsure as to the meaning... I just know that what I have read of SB-C's theory leaves a sour taste in my mouth, and, to my admittedly limited understanding in this area, seems rather general and clumsy. But you are right, I'm responding to what is said in relation to 'behaviours' rather than pure 'Neurology', but it just seems to me, so is SB-C.
Yes, he does. Maybe because that's his area, that's his training. Iirc, he's a Cognitive Psychologist, not a Neurobiologist (or even Biopsychologist). And psychologists are obsessed with behavior. **shrugs** Ah well...
Noc wrote:Regarding the effects of hormones on the foetus... I guess the article I quoted is skipping a lot of details then - I'd like to know more about this and will see what I can dig up that will provide me with more detail in this matterSophist wrote:There is, however, some neurological theory floating around somewhere behind his prepackaged behavioral theory. So I'd say don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
I only have problems with what he says about behaviour and its stereotipic nature. I'm not at a level where I am equipped to understand anything more subtle than that. When I'm in a position of personal knowledge to see the baby... I'll give it a hug, and bear in the meantime that it might not be all suds
***Ducks and runs for cover having not done so at the first line***
Hehe. Well, if you're interested, Belfast recommended a book to me awhile back which I've really liked and thought was a good look at the biology of sex and gender: The Sexual Brain by Simon LeVay. It's a bit old by now having been published in 1993-- particularly considering the field of biology is so fast-paced when it comes to research that anything over 2 or 3 years old is often considered "ancient" heh. But I've still really liked it. At the same time, it's not too technical nor too layperson.