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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 WeDo

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    We still think like cave people...

    This is one of the best scholarly books I have ever read. A solid treatise on the state of Evolutionary Psychology today that is unflinching and certainly not politically correct. Everything from sexual behavior to why we steal and kill and go to war.

    For those who look around and wonder why people do some of the strange things we do in everyday life, this book will make you say "OK, I get it now". Occasionally there are some far-fetched ideas, and the book doesn't have all the answers (especially were explaining lesbians is concerned) but overall, it would be hard for me to think that someone could read this book and not have at least some of their ideas about humanity changed in some way.

    This book is my new Bible.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Rating is for bad sample

    The 'sample' doesn't include any content from the book !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2010

    Acceptance is the first step

    Anyone who has written a negative review about this book has not accepted the reality of who (as men and women) we really are. We are animals. It is Uptopian to believe otherwise.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2008

    Evolutionary Pseudo-psychology

    I am mortified that by purchasing this book, I might have supported the "research" of pseudo-scientist Satoshi Kanazawa, the principle author. I urge potential buyers to at least google Kanazawa, whose research shows that African countries are entrenched in poverty because of the low IQs of Africans, that women (regardless of race or culture) want to look like Barbie (the blond one) and that men enjoy pornography because their feeble brains can't distinguish between porn and the real thing. I will leave it to the adventurous reader to find the even more ridiculous theory for why women don't like porn. Kanazawa begins with tenuous assumptions of what IS and uses some tricky methods of backwards induction and guesses of what WAS to explain WHY. He combines nuggets of research conducted by people who seem to understand the scientific method with his own half-baked ideas to reveal his true bigotry. Please, don't fall for the catchy title like I did. Kanazawa is trying to bring eugenics and misogyny back into legitimate scientific discourse, and while I am all for freedom of speech, I sure wish I hadn't bought the book.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Caught my interest but...

    I read half of this book and lost interest. I would not recommend it new; buy it used.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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