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The problem was, as so often, that adaptive explanations were just too powerful. They could explain anything. If they are, in Daniel Dennett's phrase, 'a universal acid', capable of eating through everything, they will eventually consume even the subjects we want them to illuminate. It's not much use having a magic substance that will unblock your intellectual drains if it eats out the bottom of the sink as well. (Brown A., The Darwin Wars: How Stupid Genes Became Selfish Gods, Simon & Schuster: London, 1999, p.119)