"An intriguing project,
with the promise of stimulating reflection and further research."
"This is an extremely ambitious and welcome venture. To
information not just by species and group (so to speak) but also by
logic and evidence is to provide a much deeper and more valuable
intellectual resource for the user. And the topic is nothing less than
the evolved psychology of the human mind. It will take quite some time
and skill to construct, but the project is cumulative: every advance
will be useful and invite the next improvement. The authors seem well
aware of the task they have set themselves and I wish them every
success." "Ambitious. An agenda that could help organize the field in a
way that would provide an immense service to scholars."
"Open access meets open inquiry at this site where evidence
for each hypothesis is critically evaluated on a case-by-case basis,
free of the bias of programmatic agendas."
"The PsychTable project is a brilliant and well-conceived
will organize and classify the scattered data of evolutionary
into a coherent data base accessible to all those doing research on
evolved human capacities. Instead of worthy but essentially
entrepreneurial efforts, we can have truly cooperative testing of
hypotheses against a standardized data bank. It would be a scientific
come true and has my wholehearted support."
"One symptom of a maturing discipline is the capacity to describe all the elements of the discipline’s domain in
a conceptually coherent way. The taxonomy building proposed in
PsychTable is an ambitious beginning for this much needed framework. A
second symptom of a maturing discipline is the capacity for the
investigator community to engage in ongoing public “doubt” of claims
within its domain. This relentless falsification is how we ultimately
work our way to sound, bedrock consensus. PsychTable is also
beautifully designed to support this second essential endeavor. We
eagerly look forward to watching this locus of insight grow and develop."
"A landmark project for the field of Evolutionary Psychology.
PsychTable will allow for information on the basic human psychological
adaptations to be collected and organized in one easy-to-access place.
It will be a go-to source for researchers and students, and it will be
a major engine that will drive future work in the field."
"PsychTable.org is the long-awaited foundation for psychology
that was first envisioned by Darwin-- a catalog of each evolved 'mental
power and capacity', and a Gray's Anatomy of human psychological
"There have been quite a few occasions on which I wished
there were the sort of summary information that this proposed taxonomy
will provide. I wish this project well."
"The PsychTable project is wonderful new initiative. It
offers a great research tool for social scientists interested in the
evolutionary origins of social behavior, and can further develop the
much-needed integration between the social and biological sciences."
"This ambitious and important initiative has the potential to
be a momentous endeavor in providing scholars, students and the general
public with an easily accessible synthesis for advancing the study and
categorization of our evolved psychology."
"PsychTable's potential to propel evolutionary psychology
is limitless. The information that PsychTable will provide
allow researchers to allocate their time, attention, and
resources in a
far more efficient manner as they attempt to uncover and
understand human nature."
"PsychTable fills a conspicuous lacuna in the landscape of
computational biology, which does not contain any project devoted to
human psychological and behavioral adaptations. Accordingly, having a
shared basis in fact and theory to be found in a central data store
such as will result from PsychTable will be of particular value to
"PsychTable is a rare opportunity to develop a sustainable,
collaborative, and revolutionary platform within evolutionary
behavioral science. The community has been calling for it for decades,
and while there have been some proposed theoretical models for creating
such a network, there has never been a plan for a comprehensive,
interactive way to put evidence in evolutionary psychology to the