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Defenses & suffering in AA today!
Shivering-Unpleasant but useful
How much shivering is best?
Sophomore invertebrate biology Why is there aging?
Hanging out with evolutionary biologists
My Q: Why is there aging?
Selection is everywhere
Awe at the body s perfection
Horror at the body s flaws: You could do better in one afternoon
Why has natural selection left the body so vulnerable?
Disease and evolution
Two Kinds of Explanation Needed
New Questions About Disease
Six Reasons for Vulnerability
For Lumpers: 3 Reasons for Vulnerability
6. Defenses and suffering
Defenses vs. Defects
Defenses and Suffering
Inducible Defenses (Tollrian, Harvell, Clark, Dill, Lima, Pulliam, et al.)
If stress is so useful, why not express it all the time?
Fear of Heights
The First Noble Truth
The Clinical Illusion (that Defenses are Defects)
The Knowledge Gap Illustrated (From the 2003 Bennett award paper)
How Should Defense Regulation Have Been Shaped by Natural Selection?
What if the Cue is Unreliable?
At what p(Harm) is Defense Expression Worthwhile?
Should you flee from a noise?
The Smoke Detector Principle
Signal Detection Theory Green and Swets, 1966
Optimal Response Threshold
What if the Defense is Expressed in Gradations?
Regulation of Defenses: The Perils of Positive Feedback
Nausea and Vomiting
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