The following commentator writes:
Evolutionary Psychology is like Leibnitizian Optimisim where God is replaced by evolution. It does nothing to aid in our understanding except to reassure us that everything that is is as it should be. It's essentially an ideology of apathy.
Leibnitz's Argument goes like so:
- God [Evolution] has the idea of infinitely many universes.
- Only one of these universes can actually exist.
- God[Evolution]'s choices are subject to the principle of sufficient reason, that is, God[Evolution] has reason to choose one thing or another.
- God[Evolution] is good.
- Therefore, the universe that God[Evolution] chose to exist is the best of all possible worlds.
My question is: Is there evidence to suggest Evolutionary Psychology is essentially Leibnitizian Optimisim?