This books sums up many theories about the evolution of the human mind and human behavior. Well written and comprehensive.
The Believing Brain and Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer. Also, the Evolution of God. I would also highly recommend The God Part of the Brain by Matthew Alper (not available on audio book :) but an excellent read)
Not really a book that has "scenes" but the flow of the book explaining the theories is very natural and comfortable.
What every human should know.
The use of Darwin's life and his relationships is educational and insightful.
Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!
I was highly impressed with Wright's use of Darwin himself, to elaborate on his research. The man's life was so interesting, and not many books on Evolution (at least that I've read) really touch on it. This book is well thought out, and captivating. Essentially, it traces the evolutionary past of why we act the way we do. If you're familiar with the basics of Evolution, then this is a must-read.
The only concern I have is the narrarator. It pains me to write this, since the book itself is so great, but the reader almost put me to sleep a few times. I almost gave the "Performance" 2 stars, but felt that it may unfairly skew the overall rating of the book in a way that I consider unjust. Bottom line is that this book needs to be read, but they could've chosen a better reader.
Very interesting subject related from the standpoint of Darwin's story, which makes it even more compelling. loved it!
Well written fact based, scientific story of one of our greats. Immensely enlightening both on the man and the science of evolutionary psychology.
This book gives wonderful, deep insight into the workings of the human mind. I strongly recommend it to everyone, and specially to evolution deniers. They may benefit the most from it.
Illuminating, unsettling, rewarding
Sapiens, and also The Better Angels of Our Nature. This book, like those two, shines a light on human history and human nature in a brutally honest way.
Astute and entertaining look at evolutionary psychology, a book that has aged incredibly well in the past two decades and is still worth a reader's time. The author does not pull punches and squeamish readers who are not able to check their biases, moral certitudes, and emotions at the door will find many passages troublesome if not downright disturbing. But for those that can stomach having an evolutionary mirror held up to our actions as a species, they will come away more attuned to the ins and outs of human behavior, better able to understand their fellows, and immensely rewarded. Highly recommended.
I found some parts sexist, but it's from Darwin's point of view and obviously a different time...the narrator's voice was tolerable because the information was so interesting. I feel like I have a much greater understanding of evolution and human behavior now.
This book is quite interesting but quite detailed and scientific. You have to be interested in the science piece of it and understand the science piece of it, to understand the book and the conclusions he draws. That said it's an interesting book on Darwin and The theory of evolution. He tries to show how a lot of our actions and the way we interact with people is based on The way that we developed in prehistoric times as a social people.