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 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: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 9781684512294
ISBN 13: 1684512298
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 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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This Is Your Brain on Parasites

This Is Your Brain on Parasites
Author: Kathleen McAuliffe
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 272
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

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.

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: 9783540927846
ISBN 13: 3540927840
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 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.

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.

My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism

My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism
Author: Titania McGrath
Publsiher: Constable
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1472134265
ISBN 13: 9781472134264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism Book Review:

''Fabulously smart and entertaining . . . If virtue-signalling wokery drives you as nuts as it drives me, you will love it'' Piers Morgan ''Required reading for anyone needing an antidote to the mass hysteria of humanity''s latest religion'' Entertainment Focus After the success of her debut Woke: A Guide to Social Justice, radical slam poet and intersectional feminist Titania McGrath has turned her talents to the realm of children''s non-fiction. Aimed at activists from the age of six months to six years, Titania''s book will help cultivate a new progressive generation. In a series of groundbreaking and poignant chapters, she will take you on a journey with some of the most inspiring individuals in history, such as Emmeline Pankhurst, Meghan Markle, Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton and Joseph Stalin. Praise for Woke: ''Beautiful classic satire'' Ricky Gervais ''The latest genius twist in Britain''s long tradition of satirical spoof'' Daily Express ''Titania McGrath mercilessly satirises the Left''s online umbrage brigade, the permanently offended, those who have taken on the role of policing thoughts and words to the point of absurdity'' The Herald ''Hilarious'' Evening Standard ''Hilarious'' Spectator ''Hilarious'' The Times ''Utterly unfunny'' Peter Hitchens

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.

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:

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.

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.

Unmasked

Unmasked
Author: Andy Ngo
Publsiher: Center Street
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1546059563
ISBN 13: 9781546059561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unmasked Book Review:

Now a #1 National Bestseller! A journalist who's been attacked by Antifa writes a deeply researched and reported account of the group's history and tactics. When Andy Ngo was attacked in the streets by Antifa in the summer of 2019, most people assumed it was an isolated incident. But those who'd been following Ngo's reporting in outlets like the New York Post and Quillette knew that the attack was only the latest in a long line of crimes perpetrated by Antifa. In Unmasked, Andy Ngo tells the story of this violent extremist movement from the very beginning. He includes interviews with former followers of the group, people who've been attacked by them, and incorporates stories from his own life. This book contains a trove of documents obtained by the author, published for the first time ever.

Parasite

Parasite
Author: Mira Grant
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0316218936
ISBN 13: 9780316218931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parasite Book Review:

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite -- a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system -- even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them. ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout Newsflesh Short Fiction (e-only novellas)Apocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus

Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind

Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind
Author: Al Koran
Publsiher: Embassy Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9381860521
ISBN 13: 9789381860526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind Book Review:

Here is the key to the amazing untapped powers in your own mind. . . a secret that can transform your career and life. You don’t have to be a magician or a “super-brain” to command these mental resources. If you only learn to employ your own natural magnetism, using the techniques of this book, you can gain amazing influence over others, and “will” your way to business and social success. The author, who was one of the world’s greatest mentalists and magicians and was famous during his lifetime for his amazing mental feats on television and radio. Here, he reveals how ordinary people can develop certain mental powers deliberately through a simple, logical program. First he explains how you can cultivate belief in the “magic” of your mind, and use that faith to strength yourself. You see how to give yourself “success treatments” to build your confidence and direct your energies toward dreams and goals. The book tells how the personal electricity within you gives you magnetic powers. You learn how to use this to send out dynamic thought-wishes – silent messages that influence people to like you, trust you, and help you. You’ll find ways to improve your reasoning and problem-solving ability through your new-found mental forces. The author explains how the “hunches” arising from the subconscious can give you faster, better decisions. Unfolding all the wonders of the human mind, this book others a method of harnessing this magic to bring you a richer and more successful life.

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0345816021
ISBN 13: 9780345816023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

12 Rules for Life Book Review:

"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Brainfluence

Brainfluence
Author: Roger Dooley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-10-21
ISBN 10: 1118175948
ISBN 13: 9781118175941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brainfluence Book Review:

Practical techniques for applying neuroscience and behavior research to attract new customers Brainfluence explains how to practically apply neuroscience and behavior research to better market to consumers by understanding their decision patterns. This application, called neuromarketing, studies the way the brain responds to various cognitive and sensory marketing stimuli. Analysts use this to measure a consumer's preference, what a customer reacts to, and why consumers make certain decisions. With quick and easy takeaways offered in 60 short chapters, this book contains key strategies for targeting consumers through in-person sales, online and print ads, and other marketing mediums. This scientific approach to marketing has helped many well-known brands and companies determine how to best market their products to different demographics and consumer groups. Brainfluence offers short, easy-to-digest ideas that can be accessed in any order. Discover ways for brands and products to form emotional bonds with customers Includes ideas for small businesses and non-profits Roger Dooley is the creator and publisher of Neuromarketing, the most popular blog on using brain and behavior research in marketing, advertising, and sales Brainfluence delivers the latest insights and research, giving you an edge in your marketing, advertising, and sales efforts.

Animal Parasites and Messmates

Animal Parasites and Messmates
Author: Pierre Joseph Beneden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1876
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:600036120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Parasites and Messmates Book Review:

The Puppet Masters

The Puppet Masters
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publsiher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN 10: 1618247352
ISBN 13: 9781618247353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Puppet Masters Book Review:

First came the news that a flying saucer had landed in Iowa. Then came the announcement that the whole thing was a hoax. End of story. Case closed. Except that two agents of the most secret intelligence agency in the U.S. government were on the scene and disappeared without reporting in. And four more agents who were sent in also disappeared. So the head of the agency and his two top agents went in and managed to get out with their discovery: an invasion is underway by slug-like aliens who can touch a human and completely control his or her mind. What the humans know, they know. What the slugs want, no matter what, the human will do. And most of Iowa is already under their control. Sam Cavanaugh was one of the agents who discovered the truth. Unfortunately, that was just before he was taken over by one of the aliens and began working for the invaders, with no will of his own. And he has just learned that a high official in the Treasury Department is now under control of the aliens. Since the Treasury Department includes the Secret Service, which safeguards the President of the United States, control of the entire nation is near at hand . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).