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  1. Toward an Anti-Maleficent Research Agenda.Hope Ferdowsian, Agustin Fuentes, L. Syd M. Johnson, Barbara J. King & Jessica Pierce - 2022 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 31 (1):54-58.
    Important advances in biomedical and behavioral research ethics have occurred over the past few decades, many of them centered on identifying and eliminating significant harms to human subjects of research. Comprehensive attention has not been paid to the totality of harms experienced by animal subjects, although scientific and moral progress require explicit appraisal of these harms. Science is a public good and the prioritizing within, conduct of, generation of, and application of research must soundly address questions about which research is (...)
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  2. More than provocative, less than scientific: A commentary on the editorial decision to publish Cofnas.Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen, Helen De Cruz, Jonathan Kaplan, Agustín Fuentes, Jonathan Marks, Massimo Pigliucci, Mark Alfano, David Livingstone Smith & Lauren Schroeder - 2020 - Philosophical Psychology 33 (7):893-898.
    This letter addresses the editorial decision to publish the article, “Research on group differences in intelligence: A defense of free inquiry” (Cofnas, 2020). Our letter points out several critical problems with Cofnas's article, which we believe should have either disqualified the manuscript upon submission or been addressed during the review process and resulted in substantial revisions.
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    The creative spark: how imagination made humans exceptional.Agustin Fuentes - 2017 - New York, New York: Dutton.
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    Harms and deprivation of benefits for nonhuman primates in research.Hope Ferdowsian & Agustín Fuentes - 2014 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 35 (2):143-156.
    The risks of harm to nonhuman primates, and the absence of benefits for them, are critically important to decisions about nonhuman primate research. Current guidelines for review and practice tend to be permissive for nonhuman primate research as long as minimal welfare requirements are fulfilled and human medical advances are anticipated. This situation is substantially different from human research, in which risks of harms to the individual subject are typically reduced to the extent feasible. A risk threshold is needed for (...)
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    Semiotic Mechanisms Underlying Niche Construction.Jeffrey V. Peterson, Ann Marie Thornburg, Marc Kissel, Christopher Ball & Agustín Fuentes - 2018 - Biosemiotics 11 (2):181-198.
    The explanatory value of niche construction can be strengthened by firm footing in semiotic theory. Anthropologists have a unique perspective on the integration of such diverse approaches to human action and evolutionary processes. Here, we seek to open a dialogue between anthropology and biosemiotics. The overarching aim of this paper is to demonstrate that niche construction, including the underlying mechanism of reciprocal causation, is a semiotic process relating to biological development as well as cognitive development and cultural change. In making (...)
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    Distinctively Human? Meaning‐Making and World Shaping as Core Processes of the Human Niche.Agustín Fuentes - 2023 - Zygon 58 (2):425-442.
    Part of the task in studying human evolution is developing a deep understanding of what we share, and do not share, with other life, as a mammal, a primate, a hominin, and as members of the genus Homo. A key aspect of this last facet is gained via the examination of the genus Homo across the Pleistocene. By at least the later Pleistocene members of the genus Homo began to habitually insert shared meaning into and onto their world forming one (...)
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    The Evolution of Morality A Three-Dimensional Map.Celia Deane-Drummond, Neil Arner & Agustín Fuentes - 2016 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 3 (2):115.
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    Evolution of Human Behavior.Agustin Fuentes - 2008 - Oup Usa.
    Evolution of Human Behavior is the first text to synthesize and compare the major proposals for human behavioral evolution from an anthropological perspective. Ideal for courses in the evolution of human behavior, human evolutionary ecology, evolutionary psychology, and biological anthropology, this unique volume reviews a wide array of approaches on how and why humans evolved behaviorally.
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    Commentary: Other Animals as Kin and Persons Worthy of Increased Ethical Consideration.Agustín Fuentes - 2020 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 29 (1):38-41.
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  10. More Than Provocative, Less Than Scientific: A Commentary on the Editorial Decision to Publish Cofnas (2020).Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen, Helen De Cruz, Jonathan Kaplan, Agustín Fuentes, Massimo Pigliucci, Jonathan Marks, Mark Alfano, David Smith & Lauren Schroeder - manuscript
    We are addressing this letter to the editors of Philosophical Psychology after reading an article they decided to publish in the recent vol. 33, issue 1. The article is by Nathan Cofnas and is entitled “Research on group differences in intelligence: A defense of free inquiry” (2020). The purpose of our letter is not to invite Cofnas’s contribution into a broader dialogue, but to respectfully voice our concerns about the decision to publish the manuscript, which, in our opinion, fails to (...)
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    Human Being and Becoming: Situating Theological Anthropology in Interspecies Relationships in an Evolutionary Context.Celia Deane-Drummond & Agustín Fuentes - 2014 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 1 (2):251.
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    Capacities for peace, and war, are old and related to Homo construction of worlds and communities.Agustín Fuentes, Nam Kim & Marc Kissel - 2024 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 47:e8.
    The capacities required for both peace and war predate 100,000 years ago in the genus Homo are deeply entangled in the modes by which humans physically and perceptually construct their worlds and communities, and may not be sufficiently captured by economic models.
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    Evolution is important but it is not simple: Defining cultural traits and incorporating complex evolutionary theory.Agustín Fuentes - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (4):354-355.
    Examining homology in biological and cultural evolution is of great importance in investigations of humanity. The proposal presented in the target article retains substantial methodological weaknesses in the identification and use of “cultural traits.” However, with refined toolkits and the incorporation of recent advances in evolutionary theory, this overall endeavor can result in substantial payoffs for biological and social scientists. (Published Online November 9 2006).
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    Verbs, Bones, and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature.Agustin Fuentes & Aku Visala (eds.) - 2017 - Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.
    Introduction: The many faces of human nature / Agustín Fuentes and Aku Visala Chapter 1. Off human nature / Jonathan Marks. Response I. On your marks... get set, we’re off human nature / James M. Calcagno ; Response II. Rethinking human nature : comments on Jonathan Marks’s anti-essentialism / Phillip R. Sloan ; Response III. Off human nature and on human culture : the importance of the concept of culture to science and society / Robert Sussman and Linda Sussman Chapter (...)
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    From Hominid to Human.Agustín Fuentes & Marc Kissel - 2016 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 3 (2):217.
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    An Ethical Framework for Research Using Genetic Ancestry.Anna C. F. Lewis, Santiago J. Molina, Paul S. Appelbaum, Bege Dauda, Agustin Fuentes, Stephanie M. Fullerton, Nanibaa' A. Garrison, Nayanika Ghosh, Robert C. Green, Evelynn M. Hammonds, Janina M. Jeff, David S. Jones, Eimear E. Kenny, Peter Kraft, Madelyn Mauro, Anil P. S. Ori, Aaron Panofsky, Mashaal Sohail, Benjamin M. Neale & Danielle S. Allen - 2023 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 66 (2):225-248.
    ABSTRACT:A wide range of research uses patterns of genetic variation to infer genetic similarity between individuals, typically referred to as genetic ancestry. This research includes inference of human demographic history, understanding the genetic architecture of traits, and predicting disease risk. Researchers are not just structuring an intellectual inquiry when using genetic ancestry, they are also creating analytical frameworks with broader societal ramifications. This essay presents an ethics framework in the spirit of virtue ethics for these researchers: rather than focus on (...)
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    Theology and evolutionary anthropology: dialogues in wisdom, humility, and grace.Celia Deane-Drummond & Agustin Fuentes (eds.) - 2020 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    This book sets out some of the latest scientific findings around the evolutionary development of religion and faith and then explores their theological implications. This unique combination of perspectives raises fascinating questions about the characteristics that are considered integral for a flourishing social and religious life and allows us to start to ask where in the evolutionary record they first show up in a distinctly human manner. The book builds a case for connecting theology and evolutionary anthropology using both historical (...)
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    An expanded “staying alive” theory (SAT) underplays complexity in Homo sapiens.Agustín Fuentes - 2022 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45.
    The target article takes myriad human female patterns and aligns them as a unit emerging from an expanded version of “staying alive” theory. Females and males do differ, however, to treat the complexity of human response to threats as an explicit, evolved sexually dimorphic package is not reflective of current knowledge regarding health, sex/gender, and behavior in Homo sapiens.
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    Centering the relationship between structural racism and individual bias.Agustín Fuentes, Laurence Ralph & Dorothy E. Roberts - 2022 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45.
    Cesario misrepresents or ignores data on real-world racist and sexist patterns and processes in an attempt to discredit the assumptions of implicit bias experimentation. His position stands in stark contradiction to substantive research across the social sciences recognizing the widespread, systematic, and structuring processes of racism and sexism. We argue for centering the relationship between structural racism and individual bias.
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    Ethnography, cultural context, and assessments of reproductive success matter when discussing human mating strategies.Agustin Fuentes - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):284-285.
    The target article effectively assesses multiple hypotheses for human sexuality, demonstrating support for a complex, integrated perspective. However, care must be taken when extrapolating human universal patterns from specific cultural subsets without appropriate ethnographic contexts. Although it makes a strong contribution to the investigation of human sexuality, the basal reliance on a reductionist perspective constrains the full efficacy of this research.
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    Feedback, group-level processes, and systems approaches in human evolution.Agustin Fuentes - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (3):259-260.
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    Human evolutionary history and contemporary evolutionary theory provide insight when assessing cultural group selection.Agustin Fuentes & Marc Kissel - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
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    Heritability is a poor, if not unhelpful, measure of complex human behavioral processes.Agustín Fuentes & Kevin Bird - 2022 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45:e162.
    Heritability is not a measure of the relative contribution of nature vis-à-vis nurture, nor is it the phenotypic variance explained by or because of genetic variance. Heritability is a correlative value. The evolutionary and developmental processes associated with human culture challenge the use of “heritability” for understanding human behavior.
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    Human mating models can benefit from comparative primatology and careful methodology.Agustin Fuentes - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):602-603.
    Conditional mating strategies and within-sex variation in mating patterns occur across a wide range of primate taxa. Attempts to model the evolution of human mating strategies should incorporate current primatological data sets and phylogenetic perspectives. However, comparisons between interview and questionnaire-based human behavioral data and observationally and experimental generated nonhuman behavioral data should be conducted with prudence.
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    Imagination and Cooperation in the Care for Our Common Home: What can Human Evolution Tell Us about Human Being in the Anthropocene?Agustín Fuentes - 2017 - Listening 52 (1):16-33.
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    Towards an evolutionary pluralism? The need to establish evidentiary standards and avoid reification of assumptions.Agustin Fuentes - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4):518-519.
    The adaptationist and exaptationist programs overlap in their need for a pluralistic approach to understanding evolutionary change, and Andrews et al. effectively illustrate the methodological confounds of these approaches. However, the current critique of adaptationism, especially in the arena of human behavior, rests on the tendency to rapidly reify adaptationist hypotheses prior to broad evidentiary consensus across relevant disciplines.
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    The CLASH model lacks evolutionary and archeological support.Agustin Fuentes, Marc Kissel, Rahul Oka, Susan Sheridan, Nam Kim & Matthew Piscitelli - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
    Data from archaeology and paleoanthropology directly challenge the validity of the basic assumptions of the CLASH model. By not incorporating a “deep time” perspective, the hypothesis lacks the evolutionary baseline the authors seek to infer in validating the model.
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    Ethics in the field: contemporary challenges.Jeremy MacClancy & Agustin Fuentes (eds.) - 2013 - New York: Berghahn Books.
    In recent years ever-increasing concerns about ethical dimensions of fieldwork practice have forced anthropologists and other social scientists to radically reconsider the nature, process, and outcomes of fieldwork: what should we be doing, how, for whom, and to what end? In this volume, practitioners from across anthropological disciplines-social and biological anthropology and primatology-come together to question and compare the ethical regulation of fieldwork, what is common to their practices, and what is distinctive to each discipline. Contributors probe a rich variety (...)
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    The Ethical Fieldworker, and Other Problems.Jeremy MacClancy & Agustín Fuentes - 2013 - In Jeremy MacClancy & Agustin Fuentes (eds.), Ethics in the Field: Contemporary Challenges. Berghahn Books. pp. 7--1.
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    On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. [REVIEW]Hope Hollocher, Agustin Fuentes, Charles H. Pence, Grant Ramsey, Daniel John Sportiello & Michelle M. Wirth - 2011 - Quarterly Review of Biology 86 (2):137-138.
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    Yuval N. Harari. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. New York: Harper Collins, 2016. 435 pp. [REVIEW]Agustín Fuentes & Celia Deane-Drummond - 2018 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 5 (1):127.
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    Margaret Boone Rappaport and Christopher J. Corbally. The Emergence of Religion in Human Evolution. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 252 pp. [REVIEW]Agustín Fuentes - 2020 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 7 (2):282.
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    Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection. [REVIEW]Grant Ramsey, Hope Hollocher, Agustin Fuentes, Charles H. Pence & Edwin Siu - 2010 - Quarterly Review of Biology 85 (4):499-500.