The Parasitic Mind

The Parasitic Mind
Author: Gad Saad
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 162157993X
ISBN 13: 9781621579939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parasitic Mind Book Review:

"Read this book, strengthen your resolve, and help us all return to reason." —JORDAN PETERSON The West’s commitment to freedom, reason, and true liberalism have become endangered by a series of viral forces in our society today. Renowned host of the popular YouTube show “The SAAD Truth”, Dr. Gad Saad exposes how an epidemic of idea pathogens are spreading like a virus and killing common sense in the West. Serving as a powerful follow-up to Jordan Peterson’s book 12 Rules for Life Dr. Saad unpacks what is really happening in progressive safe zones, why we need to be paying more attention to these trends, and what we must do to stop the spread of dangerous thinking. A professor at Concordia University who has witnessed this troubling epidemic first-hand, Dr. Saad dissects a multitude of these concerning forces (corrupt thought patterns, belief systems, attitudes, etc.) that have given rise to a stifling political correctness in our society and how these have created serious consequences that must be remedied–before it’s too late.

The Parasitic Mind

The Parasitic Mind
Author: Gad Saad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781799931669
ISBN 13: 1799931668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Parasitic Mind

The Parasitic Mind
Author: Gad Saad
Publsiher: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9781621579595
ISBN 13: 162157959X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parasitic Mind Book Review:

"Read this book, strengthen your resolve, and help us all return to reason." —JORDAN PETERSON *USA TODAY NATIONAL BESTSELLER* There's a war against truth... and if we don't win it, intellectual freedom will be a casualty. The West’s commitment to freedom, reason, and true liberalism has never been more seriously threatened than it is today by the stifling forces of political correctness. Dr. Gad Saad, the host of the enormously popular YouTube show THE SAAD TRUTH, exposes the bad ideas—what he calls “idea pathogens”—that are killing common sense and rational debate. Incubated in our universities and spread through the tyranny of political correctness, these ideas are endangering our most basic freedoms—including freedom of thought and speech. The danger is grave, but as Dr. Saad shows, politically correct dogma is riddled with logical fallacies. We have powerful weapons to fight back with—if we have the courage to use them. A provocative guide to defending reason and intellectual freedom and a battle cry for the preservation of our fundamental rights, The Parasitic Mind will be the most controversial and talked-about book of the year.

The Mind Parasites

The Mind Parasites
Author: Colin Wilson
Publsiher: Monkfish Book Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN 10: 1939681081
ISBN 13: 9781939681089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind Parasites Book Review:

Wilson has blended H.P. Lovecraft's dark vision with his own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative powers to produce a stunning, high-tension story of vaulting imagination. A professor makes a horrifying discovery while excavating a sinister archaeological site. For over 200 years, mind parasites have been lurking in the deepest layers of human consciousness, feeding on human life force and steadily gaining a foothold on the planet. Now they threaten humanity's extinction. They can be fought with one weapon only: the mind, pushed to--and beyond--its limits. Pushed so far that humans can read each other's thoughts, that the moon can be shifted from its orbit by thought alone. Pushed so that man can at last join battle with the loathsome parasites on equal terms.

This Is Your Brain On Parasites

This Is Your Brain On Parasites
Author: Kathleen McAuliffe
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0544193229
ISBN 13: 9780544193222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Your Brain On Parasites Book Review:

“Engrossing … [An] expedition through the hidden and sometimes horrifying microbial domain.” —Wall Street Journal “Fascinating—and full of the kind of factoids you can't wait to share.” —Scientific American Parasites can live only inside another animal and, as Kathleen McAuliffe reveals, these tiny organisms have many evolutionary motives for manipulating the behavior of their hosts. With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them. We humans are hardly immune to their influence. Organisms we pick up from our own pets are strongly suspected of changing our personality traits and contributing to recklessness and impulsivity—even suicide. Germs that cause colds and the flu may alter our behavior even before symptoms become apparent. Parasites influence our species on the cultural level, too. Drawing on a huge body of research, McAuliffe argues that our dread of contamination is an evolved defense against parasites. The horror and revulsion we are programmed to feel when we come in contact with people who appear diseased or dirty helped pave the way for civilization, but may also be the basis for major divisions in societies that persist to this day. This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human. “If you’ve ever doubted the power of microbes to shape society and offer us a grander view of life, read on and find yourself duly impressed.” —Heather Havrilesky, Bookforum

Evolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences

Evolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences
Author: Gad Saad
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-07-09
ISBN 10: 3540927840
ISBN 13: 9783540927846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences Book Review:

All individuals who operate in the business sphere, whether as consumers, employers, employees, entrepreneurs, or financial traders to name a few constituents, share a common biological heritage and are defined by a universal human nature. As such, it is surprising that so few business scholars have incorporated biological and evolutionary-informed theories within their conceptual toolboxes. This edited book addresses this lacuna by culling chapters at the intersection of the evolutionary behavioral sciences and specific business contexts including in marketing, consumer behavior, advertising, innovation and creativity, intertemporal choice, negotiations, competition and cooperation in organizational settings, sex differences in workplace patterns, executive leadership, business ethics, store design, behavioral decision making, and electronic communication. To reword the famous aphorism of T. G. Dobzhansky, nothing in business makes sense except in the light of evolution.

The Consuming Instinct

The Consuming Instinct
Author: Gad Saad
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN 10: 1616144300
ISBN 13: 9781616144302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consuming Instinct Book Review:

In this highly informative and entertaining book, the founder of the vibrant new field of evolutionary consumption illuminates the relevance of our biological heritage to our daily lives as consumers. While culture is important, the author shows that innate evolutionary forces deeply influence the foods we eat, the gifts we offer, the cosmetics and clothing styles we choose to make ourselves more attractive to potential mates, and even the cultural products that stimulate our imaginations (such as art, music, and religion). The book demonstrates that most acts of consumption can be mapped onto four key Darwinian drives—namely, survival (we prefer foods high in calories); reproduction (we use products as sexual signals); kin selection (we naturally exchange gifts with family members); and reciprocal altruism (we enjoy offering gifts to close friends). The author further highlights the analogous behaviors that exist between human consumers and a wide range of animals. For anyone interested in the biological basis of human behavior or simply in what makes consumers tick—marketing professionals, advertisers, psychology mavens, and consumers themselves—this is a fascinating read.

The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption

The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption
Author: Gad Saad
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 1135608253
ISBN 13: 9781135608255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption Book Review:

The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption by Gad Saad applies Darwinian principles in understanding our consumption patterns and the products of popular culture that most appeal to individuals. The first and only scholarly work to do so, this is a captivating study of the adaptive reasons behind our behaviors, cognitions, emotions, and perceptions. This lens of analysis suggests how we come to make selections such as choosing a mate, the foods we eat, the gifts that we offer, and more. It also highlights how numerous forms of dark side consumption, including pathological gambling, compulsive buying, pornographic addiction, and eating disorders, possess a Darwinian etiology. Engaging and diverse in scope, the book maps consumption phenomena onto four key Darwinian modules: survival, reproduction, kin selection, and reciprocal altruism. As an interesting proposal, the author suggests that media and advertising contents exist in their particular forms because they are a reflection of our evolved human nature - negating the notion that they exist through the reverse causal link, as proposed by social constructivists. The link between evolutionary theory and consumption behaviors is detailed throughout the book via an examination of (among many others): appearance-enhancing products and services; financial and physical risk-taking; use of sexual imagery and the depictions of women in advertising; and television programs, movies, songs, music videos, literature, religion, and art. The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption will appeal to evolutionists who desire to explore new areas wherein evolutionary theory can be applied; consumer and marketing scholars who wish to learn about the ways in which biological-and evolutionary-based theorizing can be infused into the consumer behavior/marketing/advertising disciplines; as well as other interdisciplinary scholars interested in gaining knowledge about the power of evolutionary theory in explaining a wide range of behavioral phenomena.

Parasite Rex

Parasite Rex
Author: Carl Zimmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-11-09
ISBN 10: 074320011X
ISBN 13: 9780743200110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parasite Rex Book Review:

A look inside the often hidden world of parasites turns the clock back to the beginning of life on Earth to answer key questions about these highly evolved and resilient life forms.

An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed

An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed
Author: Helene Tursten
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1641291680
ISBN 13: 9781641291682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed Book Review:

Don’t let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, this elderly lady is more sinister than sweet. Just when things have finally cooled down for 88-year-old Maud after the disturbing discovery of a dead body in her apartment in Gothenburg, a couple of detectives return to her doorstep. Though Maud dodges their questions with the skill of an Olympic gymnast a fifth of her age, she wonders if suspicion has fallen on her, little old lady that she is. The truth is, ever since Maud was a girl, death has seemed to follow her. In these six interlocking stories, memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud’s past keep bubbling to the surface. Meanwhile, certain Problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands . . . even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process. *Includes cookie recipes*

Host Manipulation by Parasites

Host Manipulation by Parasites
Author: David P. Hughes,Jacques Brodeur,Frédéric Thomas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN 10: 0199642230
ISBN 13: 9780199642236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Host Manipulation by Parasites Book Review:

Parasites that manipulate the behaviour of their hosts represent striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. This text provides an authoritative review of host manipulation by parasites that assesses developments in the field and lays out a framework for future research.

The Coddling of the American Mind

The Coddling of the American Mind
Author: Greg Lukianoff,Jonathan Haidt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0735224900
ISBN 13: 9780735224902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coddling of the American Mind Book Review:

Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

Thought Economics

Thought Economics
Author: Vikas Shah
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 1789292670
ISBN 13: 9781789292671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thought Economics Book Review:

'Stimulating, intelligent and enjoyable discussions of the most important issues of our day.' STEVEN PINKER 'From entrepreneurs to athletes, and world leaders to entertainers, this is a fascinating collection of interviews with some of the world's most influential individuals.' MARK CUBAN 'Thought Economics is a fine rebuke to the soundbite culture; these interviews are driven by real curiosity, and there is a wealth of wisdom here.' EDWARD STOURTON ________________________ Since 2007, entrepreneur and philanthropist Vikas Shah has been on a mission to interview the people shaping our century. Including conversations with Nobel prizewinners, business leaders, politicians, artists and Olympians, he has been in the privileged position of questioning the minds that matter on the big issues that concern us all. We often talk of war and conflict, the economy, culture, technology and revolutions as if they are something other than us. But all these things are a product of us - of our ideas, our dreams and our fears. We live in fast-moving and extraordinary times, and the changes we're experiencing now, in these first decades of the twenty-first century, feel particularly poignant as decisions are made that will inform our existence for years to come. What started out as a personal interest in the mechanisms that inform our views of the world, and a passion for understanding, has grown into a phenomenal compilation of once-in-a-lifetime conversations. In this incredible collection, Shah shares some of his most emotive and insightful interviews to date.

A Hunter Gatherer s Guide to the 21st Century

A Hunter Gatherer s Guide to the 21st Century
Author: Heather Heying,Bret Weinstein
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 0593086899
ISBN 13: 9780593086896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hunter Gatherer s Guide to the 21st Century Book Review:

A bold, provocative history of our species finds the roots of civilization’s success and failure in our evolutionary biology. We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet people are more listless, divided and miserable than ever. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, and yet our political landscape grows ever more toxic, and rates of suicide, loneliness, and chronic illness continue to skyrocket. How do we explain the gap between these two truths? What's more, what can we do to close it? For evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, the cause of our woes is clear: the modern world is out of sync with our ancient brains and bodies. We evolved to live in clans, but today most people don't even know their neighbors’ names. Traditional gender roles once served a necessary evolutionary purpose, but today we dismiss them as regressive. The cognitive dissonance spawned by trying to live in a society we're not built for is killing us. In this book, Heying and Weinstein cut through the politically fraught discourse surrounding issues like sex, gender, diet, parenting, sleep, education, and more to outline a provocative, science-based worldview that will empower you to live a better, wiser life. They distill more than 20 years of research and first-hand accounts from the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth into straight forward principles and guidance for confronting our culture of hyper-novelty.

The Ape that Understood the Universe

The Ape that Understood the Universe
Author: Steve Stewart-Williams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN 10: 1108776035
ISBN 13: 9781108776035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ape that Understood the Universe Book Review:

The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behavior, our altruistic tendencies, and our culture? The book tackles these issues by drawing on two major schools of thought: evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory. The guiding assumption is that humans are animals, and that like all animals, we evolved to pass on our genes. At some point, however, we also evolved the capacity for culture - and from that moment, culture began evolving in its own right. This transformed us from a mere ape into an ape capable of reshaping the planet, travelling to other worlds, and understanding the vast universe of which we're but a tiny, fleeting fragment. Featuring a new foreword by Michael Shermer.

The Madness of Crowds

The Madness of Crowds
Author: Douglas Murray
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1635579996
ISBN 13: 9781635579994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Madness of Crowds Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Updated with a new afterword "An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright lights that could lead us out of the darkness." – Joe Rogan "Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues" – Jordan B. Peterson Are we living through the great derangement of our times? In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of 'woke' culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of 'wokeness', the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive. One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society – from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women – Murray's penetrating book, now published with a new afterword taking account of the book's reception and responding to the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.

Wake Up Why the world has gone nuts

Wake Up  Why the world has gone nuts
Author: Piers Morgan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 0008392625
ISBN 13: 9780008392628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wake Up Why the world has gone nuts Book Review:

The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller It’s time we get back to common sense. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture. It’s time to Wake Up. If, like me, you’re sick and tired of being told how to think, speak, eat and behave, then this book is for you.

Cynical Theories

Cynical Theories
Author: Helen Pluckrose,James Lindsay
Publsiher: Swift Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN 10: 1800750056
ISBN 13: 9781800750050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cynical Theories Book Review:

BOOK OF THE YEAR in The Times, the Sunday Times and the Financial Times Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are you confused by these ideas, and do you wonder how they have managed so quickly to challenge the very logic of Western society? Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay document the evolution of the dogma behind these ideas, from its origins in French postmodernism to its refinement within activist academic fields. Today this dogma is recognisable as much by its effects, such as cancel culture and social-media pile-ons, as by its assertions, which are all too often taken as read: knowledge is a social construct; science and reason are tools of oppression; all human interactions are sites of oppressive power play; and language is dangerous. As they warn, the unchecked proliferation of these beliefs present a threat to liberal democracy. While acknowledging the need to challenge the complacency of those who think a just society has been fully achieved, Pluckrose and Lindsay break down how often-radical activist scholarship does far more harm than good, not least to those marginalised communities it claims to champion.

Mental Immunity

Mental Immunity
Author: Andy Norman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 0063003007
ISBN 13: 9780063003002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Immunity Book Review:

Why do people reject science and believe online conspiracy theories? How are people radicalized online and go on to commit acts of violence? Why is our society so politically polarized? Astonishingly irrational ideas are spreading. Covid denial persists in the face of overwhelming evidence. Anti-vaxxers compromise public health. Conspiracy thinking hijacks minds and incites mob violence. Toxic partisanship is cleaving nations, and climate denial has pushed our planet to the brink. Meanwhile, American Nazis march openly in the streets, and Flat Earth theory is back. What the heck is going on? Why is all this happening, and why now? More important, what can we do about it? In Mental Immunity, Andy Norman shows that these phenomena share a root cause. We live in a time when the so-called “right to your opinion” is thought to trump our responsibilities. The resulting ethos effectively compromises mental immune systems, allowing “mind parasites” to overrun them. Conspiracy theories, evidence-defying ideologies, garden-variety bad ideas: these are all species of mind parasite, and each of them employs clever strategies to circumvent mental immune systems. In fact, some of them compromise cultural immune systems – the things societies do to prevent bad ideas from spreading. Norman shows why all of this is more than mere analogy: minds and cultures really do have immune systems, and they really can break down. Fortunately, they can also be built up: strengthened against ideological corruption. He calls for a rigorous science of mental immune health – what he calls “cognitive immunology” – and explains how it could revolutionize our capacity for critical thinking. Hailed as “a feast for thought,” Mental Immunity melds cutting-edge work in science and philosophy into an “astonishingly enlightening and productive” solution to the signature problem of our age. A practical guide to spotting and removing bad ideas, a stirring call to transcend our petty tribalisms, and a serious bid to bring humanity to its senses.

Patriots Not Welcome

Patriots Not Welcome
Author: Brittany Sellner
Publsiher: Chrysanthalix Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN 10: 9780997202991
ISBN 13: 0997202998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patriots Not Welcome Book Review:

It's easy to be a criminal nowadays. All you have to do is tell the truth. In 2016, when Brittany Sellner put her writing career on hold to campaign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, she never imagined where her decision would lead: a riot in Berkeley, California in 2017; a three-day detainment in the United Kingdom in 2018 that made international headlines, and ultimately saw Brittany banned from the country; and a baseless investigation for terrorism in 2019 that, despite resulting in her exoneration, caused irreparable damage to her reputation. From the booming metropolises of America to the historic cities of Europe, Patriot's Not Welcome chronicles the totalitarian tactics that Western governments, corporations, media, and activist organizations are using in an attempt to silence the voices of all those who dare challenge the tyrannical leftist political and cultural hegemony.