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Andrew Buskell @AndrewBuskell Cambridge, England

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at University of Cambridge: Cultural Evolution; Science, Ethics & Politics; Evolutionary Theory | he/him

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Joined Twitter 12/14/11


Very happy to be here! https://t.co/SG4y7hQ42v
1/18
2020
3. Dan Sperber and Lawrence Hirschfeld really, really enjoying mayonnaise: https://t.co/jweFfK56UY2. Alfred Gell giving a nutshell account of Melanesian culture: https://t.co/bnyPr39alZ1. Michael Tomasello saying something about chimpanzee vision: https://t.co/bPJdzsL4AbA brief thread with some of my favorite academic diagrams:
1/15
2020
I have a new paper out that looks at how women's social networks change when the households and communities they li… https://t.co/his2uI8500
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1/14
2020
@tscottphillips @babeheim @matt_zefferman @acerbialberto Thom, I'm curious why you think we should read so much int… https://t.co/SErwift5wz @tscottphillips @babeheim @matt_zefferman @acerbialberto Not sure that's right, Thom. Sterelny (among others) has l… https://t.co/rhHsL6uPQM
1/11
2020
@acerbialberto Yes, I think that's right. I admit less sanguine about calling ecological causes 'factors of attra… https://t.co/rRsQGopEX5 @acerbialberto What are your thoughts on 'ecological factors of attraction', Alberto?
1/10
2020
@aunty_evology The paper argues that evolutionary theories (EES or otherwise) are tailored to address sets of empir… https://t.co/vBXYq08FWn @aunty_evology I suppose one way to read the paper is as suggesting the language of 'paradigm' is misleadingly app… https://t.co/wcrhrJllYB
1/9
2020
@aunty_evology This is true as well. I have certainly adopted the rhetoric of competition present in the theory-cha… https://t.co/wjqvdL5seP @aunty_evology Yes, you're right to note that the EES is not homogenous. I focused in the paper on Kevin Laland and… https://t.co/GaGWsctl98Do you know any undergraduate students interested in philosophy of science? Invite them to apply to the Pittsburgh… https://t.co/oDyMdNCkGr
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @nikivermeulen @RachaelBrown42 @hacurry @elmilam @Armin_Moczek @drlynnchiu Thank you Niki--and thanks again for com… https://t.co/Dk6NG1RjTVThis paper looks very good and, based on Andrew's summary of its contents below, quite correct. Not going to resis… https://t.co/G4Bdv9B8ol
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @AmneMachin Thanks for bringing this to my attention Aaron. It would not surprise me if you and Ford anticipated… https://t.co/JK568jMjdwThanks to all those that discussed these ideas with me: @RachaelBrown42, Adrian Currie, @hacurry, Jean-Baptiste Gr… https://t.co/owHQjhyd6eAlong the way, I discuss the evolution of the turtle carapace, non-genetic inheritance in dung beetles, and coat co… https://t.co/dyZB3MqHsYI don't end with either a positive or negative appraisal of the EES--I'm leaving that for future scientific and phi… https://t.co/SgjTgalwlELooking at positive and negative arguments around the concept of niche construction, I show how the above approach… https://t.co/hzg9BGsUFhDeveloping ideas from Brigandt and Love, I suggest that when we look at the specific research agenda that the EES p… https://t.co/pWObiPtnVfWhy is this evaluative framework not helpful? Well, aside from longstanding worries about formal and schematic trea… https://t.co/HnCjmGSVzKThe paper argues that: (1) Both advocates and skeptics of the EES have tended to use the language of theory-chang… https://t.co/Cdop2ls95WMy paper 'Synthesising Arguments and the Extended Evolution Synthesis' is now online: https://t.co/dP2VxKqnBq Brief summary below: 1/8This must have been an interesting day... https://t.co/Sn2lV5MijC
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1/8
2020
ACADEMIC JOB alert! The first *TWO* positions are open in my brand new research group @BirthRites 1 = open-method p… https://t.co/P4ac6WjXxG
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1/3
2019
My essay review of Christine Korsgaard's 'Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals' (open access): https://t.co/aEv5VCZXkj
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12/31
2019
Fresh out! A review with Ben Purzycki examining how socio-ecological contexts work along with cultural evolutionary… https://t.co/xcYrP8NiIX
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12/28
2019
Excited to announce that we have finished the response to commentaries on Thinking Through Other Minds! 1/… https://t.co/Fw4MfyZlJM
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12/22
2019
I've quibbled with what I see as the undue priority of biological resources over cultural resources, but note that… https://t.co/ahj1rKvIojQuick summary: this is a helpful guide to the recent human nature literature, one that puts forward useful problema… https://t.co/StkWou56v0My review of CEU (@ceu) Professor Maria Kronfeldner's 'What's Left?' has just appeared in International Studies in… https://t.co/cjKzbNb9k3
12/21
2019
Am reading #histSTM Jessica Riskin's delightful excoriation of Pinker's latest book & it's hard to tell what I am e… https://t.co/uVoGpcSO6V
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @CommunicatMind @CeliaHeyes Looks fantastic Richard! Sadly, I'll be missing this, as I'll be in the United States in March.
12/16
2019
@davidwengrow @TAG_UCL_IoA @brennawalks @pontus_skoglund @SelBrace @Tash_Reynolds @mt_genes @preshitorianhttps://t.co/80QvihoidH
12/6
2019
Our new paper from @tice_lab. Cultural linkage lead to low diversity and hitchhiking, which messes with our inferen… https://t.co/pL4aNV1UK3
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12/4
2019
Now out in our latest issue! "Reciprocal Causation and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis" by @AndrewBuskell. Get… https://t.co/JDQXQMsw1T
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellIt is "Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age" publication day! You can find it (paperback and ebook) in all usual p… https://t.co/v44Wyj2unZ
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12/3
2019
I'm very much enjoying Peter Jordan's book 'Technology as Human Social Tradition.' But this picture though... https://t.co/Rs9HYyAmW8
11/28
2019
"Escaping optimization traps: the role of cultural adaptation and cultural exaptation in facilitating open-ended cu… https://t.co/XLQsumeuid
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @CTennie Thanks Claudio. This is a good rule of thumb. It's probably true that I should be writing more and reviewing less... @cedric_p Thanks Cedric--very helpful to hear! It also seems like a wise plan to manage the rate at which one doe… https://t.co/M5qyvpEhhCI've also begun writing longer and more organized reports, and writing full letters to the editors justifying the s… https://t.co/BbIhaxzMQhThis year, for instance, I've refereed: 13 x Articles 2 x Revisions of the above articles 1 x Grant Proposal 1 x B… https://t.co/TmHfZfudPjI'm curious to hear how much yearly refereeing one thinks is typical. Interested to hear about how much one is aske… https://t.co/wgclwdmMXfI’ll be in London this Friday giving a public lecture for the Royal Institute of Philosophy about the relationship… https://t.co/URWhMHffGu
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11/27
2019
Our December issue is now out! The extended evolutionary synthesis, levels of natural selection and a new definitio… https://t.co/o2uHehkvPP
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11/21
2019
There is still time ⏲️ to send expressions of interest for doctoral scholarships on (1) the evolution of human soci… https://t.co/88QQ6jTSPu
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellFor over a century archaeologists have grouped stone age tools into "cultures". But do these artificial constructs… https://t.co/35yXzQkn5F
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellYes! Look what was waiting when I got to work today! Thank you SO much to @UCLpress for the effortless editorial… https://t.co/wiPlB9ogGg
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11/15
2019
@tscottphillips @Sacha_Altay @Stblancke @mboudry @hugoreasoning @heintz_c Hi Thom, You might consider looking at t… https://t.co/WtoD6KjYZTStoked to leave Stockholm today & join @LeverhulmeCFI as visiting fellow for the next 2 weeks. If you're at Cambrid… https://t.co/WJA0rmod7F
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11/11
2019
Manuscript delivered! The second edition of The Animal Mind should be out midyear 2020 with a new chapter on anima… https://t.co/uLgIzrHqxf
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11/8
2019
What is it for two people to know how to act together? My paper on "Joint Know-How" is out (open access) in the Dec… https://t.co/5tPuzd1SZr
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11/7
2019
So, prehistorians: what are "culture areas"? Reflections of past language/ethnic groups? Communities of practice? A… https://t.co/GstkdIp3OA
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11/5
2019
Just out: 'Social evolution and the individual-as-maximising-agent analogy' - a paper of mine on whether, when and… https://t.co/UmOhvnwzyq
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11/4
2019
My suspicion is confirmed: It is not that I've matured, but that Brussels sprouts have been bred to taste less gros… https://t.co/WIel6zFC0B
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11/1
2019
New paper out with @petya_racz @SamPassmore_ @fiona_jordan ! The relationship between Indo-European kinship term ev… https://t.co/trrRa4340Y
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10/30
2019
Very happy that this article appears in the @PalCommsOA special issue edited by @JJTehrani and appearing along othe… https://t.co/dmV5qi74LINew work with Magnus Enquist and Fredrik Jansson. Nearly all cultural evolutionary researchers agree that culture… https://t.co/c5b38sGjZz @acerbialberto @CCE_Brunel Huge congratulations, Alberto! Glad to have you nearby!!
10/29
2019
This is the hardest project I ever did, and the one I'm most proud of. Now that it's out, have been meaning to wri… https://t.co/gJcPGI6dCs
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10/27
2019
We're advertising a funded PhD studentship @CambridgeHPS in the History of 20th Century Biology, a chance to tell t… https://t.co/7RRNqeoNfn
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellSometimes revising previous work can be an enraging, humbling experience - but on the bright side, you're still pro… https://t.co/lVxoXWriO5
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10/17
2019
A sweet surprise in my pigeonhole: a copy of the @WhippleMuseum anniversary volume. The only downside is that I'm n… https://t.co/B5llnphUba
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @HelenaMiton @sfiscience Congratulations!Congratulations to Johannes Krause of the @MPI_SHH and colleagues of the HistoGenes project for being awarded a 10… https://t.co/l8z7JJ4fco
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @add_hawk I imagine the introduction of chemical-based fertilizers as agricultural nutrients versus various ethnobo… https://t.co/lXnZx6xAGY
10/16
2019
“Games and the Art of Agency” is now out at Philosophical Review! The editors asked me to remove various lines for… https://t.co/9ttVARfL1k
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10/15
2019
New post: The Return of the Comparative Method in Anthropology https://t.co/biAQqVz5mV
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10/14
2019
https://t.co/iol8mjf2x7 I could look at public transport seat designs all day.
10/13
2019
Very interesting new article from @CeliaHeyes : 'A novice can learn from an expert who is ‘leaking’ her morality in… https://t.co/NBFqNS9UmJ
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellI also note that this theme--as well as Kroeber's work--is explored in much greater detail in @jpjjr1961 and David… https://t.co/ML3d6oLXG7Kroeber's essay is old-school in many ways, but is a fascinating insight into the anti-racist and anti-eugenicist r… https://t.co/AJysYXaQUShttps://t.co/TCYm0GOYArI've sometimes heard it said that Dan Sperber was the first to clearly articulate a materialist and representationa… https://t.co/gzpxYqxPgw
10/11
2019
Working in the St. John's library is the closest I've come to a real-life experience of Myst: the architecture is b… https://t.co/JYp6Lj3Cd2
10/9
2019
I learned last week that the @WhippleMuseum 75th anniversary volume is online with gold open access! You can check… https://t.co/VciY1FOGIH
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellMary Brazelton has won the @ISHEASTM Zhu Kezhen Award for her paper 'Engineering Health: Technologies of Immunizati… https://t.co/whgivPwnjh
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10/8
2019
HPS Sydney wants you... https://t.co/g7x6D7Dwm0
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @tscottphillips @MBlackwell27 This is definitely a Quilette-friendly version of the narrative. But very well-writte… https://t.co/Byqfhdlszf
10/6
2019
An excellent essay on cultural evolution by Mark Stanford. It almost convinces me that I’m a Vygotskyian. https://t.co/QoWiZLDoce
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9/30
2019
My book may have a cover. https://t.co/qEYzsSV5cF
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @distributedcog You’re in good company! Apparently WHR Rivers also had a total absence of visual imagination.
9/27
2019
Elizabeth Anderson is the winner of one of this year's MacArthur Fellowships (aka "Genius Grant"). She's the first… https://t.co/3ik37qghxb
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9/25
2019
@amesoudi Congratulations!It me too! 🏳️‍🌈 https://t.co/ITM6bPaAO7
9/24
2019
Happy publication day to our Curator of Modern Science, Josh!! What a beautiful Mars globe on the cover too. The r… https://t.co/XyF84KRTiz
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9/18
2019
"Reciprocal Causation and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis" by Andrew Buskell (@AndrewBuskell), just out and ava… https://t.co/EwsaHGNDkM
Retweeted by Andrew BuskellWe've gone back in time and become the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry once again. (It's actually because Grantch… https://t.co/SashINEe57
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9/12
2019
Curious about how hunter-gatherer kids learn through participation in work tasks? Want to understand potential caus… https://t.co/J8kHmdDk9H
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9/10
2019
@CTennie @OliverWithAnI @acerbialberto @hugoreasoning @Peter_Turchin @M_B_Petersen @JoHenrich Special issue? Let's get this 🔥 going! @Seb_Falk @PenguinUKBooks Good luck Seb! Anticipatory congratulations!
9/9
2019
@acerbialberto @amesoudi Nicholas Claidière and @dansperber's (2007) 'The role of attraction in cultural evolution'… https://t.co/WirVl244ODNew paper! "Reciprocal Causation and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis" by Andrew Buskell (@AndrewBuskell) in… https://t.co/LcxitK5bo2
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @EES_update @AndrewBuskell @BiolTheory Maybe @EES_update would be interested in this paper too (cited in the paper… https://t.co/IrH593qWt7
Retweeted by Andrew Buskell @acerbialberto What about @amesoudi's (2009) 'The Cultural Dynamics of Copycat Suicide'?
9/7
2019
[Deadline extended to Sept. 10] Post-doc recruitment in my group, with the @MPI_SHH's department for linguistic & c… https://t.co/ZHsl8LfQ8n
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9/6
2019

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