Compared to the Selfish Gene, this was much easier to understand and many simple examples are cite. Overall, this is a good book that in classic Dawkin's style raises some logical questions that anyone with a sense of logic and science would appreciate.
It is a book which should not be listened to whilst doing other things that need your attention, like driving!. People in this field would have appreciated no forgetting those with an interest in psychology. Overall it is a good book with in-depth analysis that should be consumed as if reading a book.
Haidt is the more, if I may say, more "civil" (for the lack of a better phrase) kind of atheist who has done immense analysis on the reasons behind politics and religion. His nonpartisan style of analysis on both sides of the divide gives good perspectives as to why some people with (or without) certain beliefs behave in a certain way. It was an excellent book which I thought was very well structured and articulated. Haidt would make a good judge in my opinion - for his ability to hold opposing thoughts in one head
This book raised many critical questions that both theist and atheist should listen too. Whilst being more prescriptive on the atheist side (understandable given the title and intent), this book also has a elements of science which is neutral. The narrator / author sometimes maximises intonation it almost feels like a conversation (one sided of course - given it s an audio-book).
Its a book that is would loose it's essence if listened to whilst driving or doing something else. Albeit that being my main avenue for audiobooks, I would advise listeners to listen to this in a "library-like" environment to fully, or more deeply appreciate the essence of this book. It is a good book for those who appreciate philosophy and the narrators performance was excellent.
Its a good book which raises a lot of good questions, especially for the theists. Only thing which could have been better is the narration as the reader/author sometimes gets into a muffled mode which makes it difficult to understand what he is saying. Overall, it was a good book which I enjoyed.
Sam Harris provides a comprehensive view and does not shy away from controversial topics. I've watched videos of him and this book portrays his typical style of confronting and sharing of information. Style is not lost as it also read by him. I strongly recommend this title.
Yes, to recap some of the learnings
The basis to display techniques
Say it without words
Great insight and the typical style of Gladwell casting magic over the simplest thing we take for granted
The data driven approach
The way he reads it, and the quotes by others
Think again, if you think you know the obvious
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