A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence.
Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a rollicking bit of pop Science & Technology that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on issues of the day." That book answered such burning questions as why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. Now Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence: what it is, what it does, what it is good for (if anything). Highly entertaining, smart (dare we say intelligent?), and daringly contrarian, The Intelligence Paradox will provide a deeper understanding of what intelligence is, and what it means for us in our lives.
Challenging common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence, this book offers surprising insights into the cutting-edge of Science & Technology at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and intelligence research.
©2012 Satoshi Kanazawa (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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"very academic yet insightful"
the conclusions drawn are based only on the western civilization data. would be interesting if other datasets are also used. i understand the availability of such datasets may be an issue.
"Evolutionary psychology explains our behaviour"
We can't understand ourselves and our behaviour without evolutionary psychology.
It made me think deeply more than once. Surely that counts for something?
It's very politically incorrect, so please avoid if you are sensitive to texts offensive to progressive worldview.
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