Geoffrey Miller – Virtue Signaling: Essays on Darwinian Politics & Free Speech

Science Salon | 2 December 2019 | 2h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Geoffrey Miller about his book Virtue Signaling: Essays on Darwinian Politics & Free Speech. Discusses virtue signaling and why we all do it; how the phrase “virtue signaling” became a derogatory political meme; how virtue signaling really works and why it is not a bad thing; why evolutionary psychology is not based on “just so” story telling; how multiple traits can be selected at once; individual selection versus group selection; the role of virtue signaling in the evolution of the moral sentiments; how virtue signaling helps produce real morality (and not just fake altruism); gender differences in career preferences; neurodiversity and speech codes; cultural diversity; and why social groups tend to splinter and defenestrate members who are not sufficiently virtuous.

Geoffrey Miller on Signaling, Mating, and Morality

The Psychology Podcast | 11 June 2020 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Geoffrey Miller about elements of evolutionary psychology such as virtue signalling, altruism, sexual selection, and their role in the evolution of human nature.