Thursday, December 15, 2022

Geoffrey Miller: Evolutionary Psychology, Polyamorous Relationships, and Effective Altruism — Manifold #26


Geoffrey Miller is an American evolutionary psychologist, author, and a professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico. He is known for his research on sexual selection in human evolution. 

Miller's Wikipedia page.

Steve and Geoffrey discuss: 

0:00 Geoffrey Miller's background, childhood, and how he became interested in psychology 
14:44 How evolutionary psychology is perceived and where the field is going 
38:23 The value of higher education: sobering facts about retention 
49:00 Dating, pickup artists, and relationships 
1:11:27 Polyamory 
1:24:56 FTX, poly, and effective altruism 
1:34:31 AI alignment

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