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Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters:…
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Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and… (original 2007; udgave 2008)

af Professor of Social Psychology Department of Behavioral Sciences Alan S Miller (Forfatter)

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A lively and provocative look at how evolution shapes our behavior and our lives.Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions.With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting-edge field of study-one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human nature upside-down.Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, enjoy watching a favorite TV show, or feel scared walking alone at night, we are in part behaving as a human animal with its own unique nature-a nature that essentially stopped evolving 10,000 years ago. Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa reexamine some of the most popular and controversial topics of modern life and shed a whole new light on why we do the things we do.Beware: You may never look at human nature the same way again.… (mere)
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Titel:Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire - Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do
Forfattere:Professor of Social Psychology Department of Behavioral Sciences Alan S Miller (Forfatter)
Info:Perigee Books (2008), Edition: Reprint, 252 pages
Samlinger:Non-Fiction, Dit bibliotek, Skal læses
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I was expecting to read something controversial and maybe challenging, but what I found was shallow, generalized, and often misleading. It was sensationalist, but the writing was dull. I'm not well educated with the field of Psychology, Biology, or Anthropology, so as a layman I was surprised by how many of the books arguments failed to convince me.

Here's, word for word, one of the most objectionable passages in the book:

"All men, criminal or not, are more or less the same. The ultimate reason why men do what they do, whether they be criminals, musicians, painters, writers, or scientists, is to impress women so they will sleep with them. Men do everything they do in order to get laid."

I would like to direct the authors' attention to every celibate man ever, as well as to every man who has ever turned out the opportunity to get laid. I'm not particularly offended by the authors' low opinion of men in general, but by their lack of sense in what they claim is an educational book.

Other ideas in this book (paraphrased):

The book says humans are adapted for a hunter-gatherer lifestyle because there hasn't been enough time or a stable enough environment for natural selection since the discovery of agriculture. But it also says all of humanity has the same essential culture, because culture is a direct result of biology. That's the sort of absurd belief that could only be developed by someone deeply immersed in academia. The book attempts to prove all human culture is the same by listing a couple debunked pieces of research on aberrant cultures, but they authors forgot to prove the sameness between all world cultures.

The book says anyone who didn't have children was a genetic failure. People who had more children were inherently more successful than those who did not. This ignores that helping children succeed might be a better strategy than just having tons of them. A non-reproductive person can (and historically often did) help their siblings and their siblings' children. A person with fewer children might have more successful children as a result. The genes responsible for an individual not reproducing or having fewer kids might still thrive.

The book says blonde women are universally considered the most beautiful. Except they aren't. That isn't even debateable.

The book says suicide bombers are mostly Muslim because their culture accepts Polygyny. The dearth of marriageable women makes suicide bombing an attractive option. Riddle me this, authors: why doesn't China have scads of suicide bombers? There are something like 30 million more single men than women in China, and yet suicide boming is basically unknown there.



Absolutely not recommended. ( )
  wishanem | May 27, 2021 |
I checked this out from the library b/c I was intrigued by the title. (Good job naming this book.) It is written by evolutionary psychologists so that gives you an idea of where it's going. It was somewhat thought-provoking and fascinating but also silly. The main idea is that we are driven by impulses in our genetic makeup and that b/c of the "Savanna Principal" we don't know what to do with situations that did not exist in the ancestral environment. ( )
  dallasmomma | Jul 13, 2019 |
This book in many ways was unsatisfactory. After mentioning that too many social scientists are environmental determinists, he then sets up the sex drive as being the prime determinant for nearly every action humans do. The book is set up in a fashion where the authros puts forth a question that we might want answered and then contrives an answer, which may or not ring true. ( )
  vpfluke | Jul 5, 2011 |
although there were a couple of ideas there that were interesting, and quite logically explained, I somehow could not get really excited them, for the following reason: someone else mentioned here in the reviews that they did not appreciate the continuous we (evolutionary) vs. them (standard) fight - I could not agree more. it seemed like a desperate battle to distinguish (i.e. define) the evolutionary psychology from everyone else..., whereas this certainly can all be true, it was irrelevant, and therefore,to put it mildly, distracting. ( )
  flydodofly | Jun 13, 2011 |
Nice and provocative overview of evolutionary psychology. Lite on method, but kept enough detail to feel credible. Some of the more memorable messages for me were, human universals and the presumptions of the Standard Social Science Model. Not that this work is dated in any way, but I could see a publication effort modeled on this books chapters examining various topical issues or media coverage. ( )
  jgrann | Jul 25, 2010 |
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A lively and provocative look at how evolution shapes our behavior and our lives.Contrary to conventional wisdom, our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission that determines much of what we do, from life plans to everyday decisions.With an accessible tone and a healthy disregard for political correctness, this lively and eminently readable book popularizes the latest research in a cutting-edge field of study-one that turns much of what we thought we knew about human nature upside-down.Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, enjoy watching a favorite TV show, or feel scared walking alone at night, we are in part behaving as a human animal with its own unique nature-a nature that essentially stopped evolving 10,000 years ago. Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa reexamine some of the most popular and controversial topics of modern life and shed a whole new light on why we do the things we do.Beware: You may never look at human nature the same way again.

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