The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One

The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One

Satoshi Kanazawa


A e-book that demanding situations universal misconceptions concerning the nature of intelligence

Satoshi Kanazawa's Why attractive humans Have extra Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was once hailed by means of the l. a. instances as "a rollicking little bit of pop technology that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on problems with the day." That publication responded such burning questions as why ladies are likely to lust after men who have already got pals and why newborns glance extra like Dad than mother. Now Kanazawa tackles the character of intelligence: what it really is, what it does, what it truly is reliable for (if anything). hugely exciting, shrewdpermanent (dare we are saying intelligent?), and daringly contrarian, The Intelligence Paradox will supply a deeper realizing of what intelligence is, and what it capacity for us in our lives.

- Asks why extra clever everyone is now not higher (and are, in truth, frequently worse) than much less clever contributors in fixing essentially the most very important difficulties in life—such as discovering a mate, elevating childrens, and making friends
- Discusses why liberals are extra clever than conservatives, why atheists are extra clever than the non secular, why extra clever males worth monogamy, why evening owls are extra clever than morning larks, and why homosexuals are extra clever than heterosexuals
- Explores how the aim for which normal intelligence evolved—solving evolutionarily novel problems—allows us to give an explanation for why clever humans have the actual values and personal tastes they have

Challenging universal misconceptions in regards to the nature of intelligence, this publication deals mind-blowing insights into the state-of-the-art of technology on the intersection of evolutionary psychology and intelligence study.

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