The Modern Scholar: Evolutionary Psychology, Part II
- The Science of Human Nature
- Narrated by: Allen MacNeill
- Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
- Release date: 02-09-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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By Paula Wright on 30-07-18
Great insights to human propensities
I am an independent researcher in evolutionary theory who is a passionate advocate for the consilience of the natural and social sciences. These volumes (and the volume on evolutionary biology) are very accessible for those interested in modern evolutionary theory and are interested in getting past political/ideological smears of applied evolutionary theory, and towards understanding the breadth and depth of its application in helping us better understand our conscious and mortal predicament.
Evolutionary theory is a powerful tool and ideologues of all stripes will always want to bend it out of shape to fit their political ends. It's also not going to be going away. We see it under attack today in 2018 by clowns to the left and jokers to the right. This puts the onus is on true evolutionary scholars like MacNeill, Buss, Schmitt, etc to explain its possibilities and its limits to an interested lay public.
This is a great place to start.
By Nicholas Boyd Crutchley on 13-04-13
I really think the lecturer presents quite complex concepts well. I have learnt such a lot, and will apply to the science of climate change.... that is, why do we pollute our planet?
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By SRdto on 21-01-16
Worthwhile, but Like 'Angels and Demons'
Solid stuff well delivered (except for the sad attempts at accents). But... listener beware: the crisp narration often begins a topic with hard science them moves to squishy 'indications' and then onto flights of conjecture that confuse correlation with causation and prescribe campus-fad remedies that frequently conflict with earlier hard-science points made. All this in the same, authoritative, faux-reasonable tone. One must listen carefully to separate the good stuff from the faddish blather. That said, if you can be self-disciplined, this course is worth its cost.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By manaf on 04-07-12
explains life better than any scripture
What made the experience of listening to The Modern Scholar: Evolutionary Psychology, Part II the most enjoyable?
full of insight and makes you start to understand mankind
it realy explains why we are the way we are
What other book might you compare The Modern Scholar: Evolutionary Psychology, Part II to and why?
so far none
What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
knowledgeable and scientific
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful