The Terry Deacon Dilemma

I occasionally run searches on Terrence Deacon to see whether any new essays or videos have become available. Today’s search surfaced an article at InsideHigherEd.com about the plagiarism charges made by Michael Lissack and others through the site TheTerryDeaconAffair.com. So I took the time to post a response, repeated here. I read Deacon’s Symbolic Species several years ago and considered it to be an outstanding work of scholarship… accessible and convincing. So, when I came across Incomplete Nature in a bookstore around the end of 2011, I purchased it immediately. This book turned out to be an extremely … Continue reading →