PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Evolutionary mismatch and health: three issues

Many hypotheses in evolutionary medicine and evolutionary psychology are "mismatch" accounts, which|in brief|propose a mismatch between ancient human genes and modern environments. The concept has intuitive appeal, but has challenges which must be overcome. In this paper, I develop three of these challenges to lay out the problem set more e ffectively.

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Rick Morris    
Department of Philosophy
University of California, Davis


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