The Evolutionary Review

Volume 1, no. 1



Table of Contents

Editors’ Introductions
Alice Andrews, Joseph Carroll

Evolutionary Theory and Cultural Trends

What Is Copernican?
A Few Common Barriers to Darwinian Thinking about the Mind
Jiro Tanaka

Learning from the Immune System about Evolutionary Psychology
David Sloan Wilson

When Biological Evolution and Social Revolution Clash: Skinner’s Behaviorist Utopia
Peter Swirski

Facebook or Lonesome No More
Craig T. Palmer, Alex Newsome, Kelsey Proud, Kathryn Coe

Ins and Outs: An Evolutionary Approach to Fashion
Leslie Heywood, Justin R. Garcia

1859: Darwin, Mill, and Drake
Kevin Scott Baldwin

Challenging Evolutionary Metaphors of Survival: Morris’ News from Nowhere
Todd O. Williams

Commemorating Charles Darwin
John van Wyhe


The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution
by Denis Dutton
Joseph Carroll

The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to Consciousness by Harold Fromm
Francisco Ayala

Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Harold Fromm

War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires by Peter Turchin
Carl N. Degler

Sight and Sound

Tracking Musical Chills
Ellen Dissanayake

Woman as Erotic Object in Mainstream Cinema: A Darwinian Inquiry into the Male Gaze
Griet Vandermassen

Clichés Worth Singing: Narrative Commonplaces in Opera
Brett Cooke


Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle
Dylan Evans

Poetics of Cinema by David Bordwell, and Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture, and Film by Torben Grodal
Daniel Barratt

On Stories

First Do Not Bore: Earning and Sharing Attention in Contemporary Literary Fiction
Tim Horvath

On the Origin of Comics: New York Double-take
Brian Boyd

The Horror! The Horror!
Mathias Clasen

Darkly Darwinian Parables: Ian McEwan and The Comfort of Strangers
Charles Duncan


The Rape of Troy: Evolution, Violence, and the World of Homer by Jonathan Gottschall
Robin Headlam Wells

Reading Edith Wharton through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biological Issues in Her Fiction by Judith P. Saunders
Blakey Vermeule

On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction by Brian Boyd
Gordon Burghardt

Shakespeare and the Nature of Love: Literature, Culture, Evolution by Marcus Nordlund
Robin Fox

This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson
José Angel Garcia Landa

Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction
by William Flesch
Michael Austin

Literature, Science, and a New Humanities by Jonathan Gottschall
David Michelson

Interdisciplinary Essays on Darwinism in Hispanic Literature and Film: The Intersection of Science and the Humanities edited by Jerry Hoeg and Kevin S. Larsen
Ervin Nieves

About the Cover
David Augustus Hart