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    free download The Ape that Understood the Universe [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams free download ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Steve Stewart-Williams The Ape That Understood the Universe the second book written by associate professor of psychology Steve Stewart Williams takes a look at evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory in an effort to explain how and why humans evolved Paying particular attention to the way the mind and culture evolve the author w

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams I read long ago The Naked Ape by William Norris Didn’t everyone interested in the sciences of evolution read it And I have since read a lot of scientific papers on anthropology evolution of species neurology and human brain etc I'm very interested by all these topics So I loved reading this oneOne could say t

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read Note I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Cambridge University Press in exchange for an honest review This book is about the strangest animal in the world – the animal that’s reading these words and the animal that wrote them the human animal This is how the book starts strong and to the point – totally loved itAs evolutionary

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    Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams The Ape That Understood The Universe starts off with a fascinating and uniue notion Because we’re so used to being human and to living with humans we sometimes don’t notice what a peculiar creature we are As a corrective I want to begin by looking at our species from a new perspective We’ll be looking at our species through the eyes of a hypothetical hyperintelligent alienIt is truly a delight and a lot of fun to read what an alien

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read Excellent combination of old and recent discoveries on the evolution of the human species not from the anthropological point of view but based on sociobiology gene's eye perspective and evolutionary psychology meme's eye perspective We learn how and why we have come to dominate our planet and how the inside genetic and outside social and cultural history of our evolution explains why we do what we do in everyda

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    Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read free download ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Steve Stewart-Williams [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams Interesting look at human behavior Full details on the how’s and the whys things may be the way they are A new look at evolution and the concepts of life A true who came firstwhat when how ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read free download ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Steve Stewart-Williams I first found Steve Stewart Williams on twitter He posted this thread of examples of animals previously thought to be unable to pass the mirror test or the ability to display capability for the theory of mind doing just that His tweet game is on point and I wanted so I got his book Its as advertised really A conversational yet fairly in depth exploration of evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory Often takes the perspective

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Ape that Understood the Universe BY Steve Stewart–Williams I received a copy of this book from NetGalleyThat was interesting I always find myself on the fence when it comes to “nature vs nurture” to be honest because it can be presented in very deterministic ways in which I don’t find my place anyway aka my instinct to pass on my genes is close to nil and I’m definitely not a poster child fo

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free download The Ape that Understood the Universe review The Ape that Understood the Universe Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world the human animal It opens with a uestion How would an alien scientist view our species What would it make of our sex differences our sexual behavior our child rearing patterns our moral codes our religion I read long ago The Naked Ape by William Norris Didn t everyone interested in the sciences of evolution read it And I have since read a lot of scientific papers on anthropology evolution of species neurology and human brain etc I m very interested by all these topics So I loved reading this oneOne could say that this book is divided into two large parts the nature innate first and the nurture culture or memes second Forget the law of the strongest No don t forget it but add the law of the kindness to it Because both are necessary for our survival in the human s worldHere is its Table of ContentsAcknowledgments xi1 The Alien s Challenge 12 Darwin Comes to Mind 153 The SeXXXY Animal 624 The Dating Mating Baby Making Animal 1195 The Altruistic Animal 1746 The Cultural Animal 219Appendix A How to Win an Argument with a Blank Slater 283Appendix B How to Win an Argument with an Anti Memeticist 293Permissions 305Notes 307References 325Index 355This is the kind of books that makes you think on every page Of course That s true Why haven t I figured this out before And then you remember some events of your life that fit perfectly with what you just read This is where the author shows his genius he brought together and clearly demonstrated with supporting evidence new and older points of view original and credible ideas on the evolution of the human species and its cultureMr Stewart Williams is obviously a smart and daring man what he says about differences between men and women could spark negative criticisms and he must be a good teacher in his field The fact that he teaches however shows Sometimes it s like being in his classroom On occasions it s a good thing like when he asks us to imagine the alien s point of view or certain situations of everyday life as he would certainly ask his students to do but overall his book is a bit didactic and a little repetitive Maybe it s a teacher s mnemonic trick to make us remember and believe what he said before Conscience is the inner voice that tells us someone might be looking We should uestion the automatic assumption that differences between the sexes necessarily imply discrimination against women And we should ask what right we have to override people s preferences regarding their own lives and careers in order to enact our preference for a gender neutral world On the Alien s report And many humans spend hour after hour and day after day sitting in a peculiar trance like state staring at flickering images on flat screens images for example of simulated events they know full well never happened of other human beings mating or of baby mammals behaving incompetently That s why I give 4 stars to this bookThanks to Netgalley for getting me an eArc of this book

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free download The Ape that Understood the Universe review The Ape that Understood the Universe Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read Ver we also evolved the capacity for culture and from that moment culture began evolving in its own right This transformed us from a mere ape into an ape capable of reshaping the planet travelling to other worlds and understanding the vast universe of which we're but a tiny fleeting fragmen I received a copy of this book from NetGalleyThat was interesting I always find myself on the fence when it comes to nature vs nurture to be honest because it can be presented in very deterministic ways in which I don t find my place anyway aka my instinct to pass on my genes is close to nil and I m definitely not a poster child for maternal behaviours So I was a little worried at first But I needn t be because while the author is definitely on the side of nature rather than nurture when it comes to uite a few behaviours the explanations make sense and are actually along the lines of the selfish gene which is uite different from survival of the fittest Basically it s not about passing on the traits that are useful to our survival It s passing on genes which means that if we survive long enough to do that those genes go on as part of global package suited for survival than not Subtle difference Like the peacock s tail In itself the tail s an impediment and definitely isn t what we d deem an attribute that promotes survival in the face of predators but having it sends a message that look I m so fit that I ve managed to survive so far in spite of my tail now let me make you babies Definitely interesting and something I haven t read much about recently so it was a nice change The beginning of the book where he imagines an alien scientist observing human beings was also a welcome shift in point of view if only because it was amusing and provided food for thought as wellSome points could spark controversy which is expected especially when it comes to differences between men and women That s the kind of thing I m usually on the fence about in fact whoever s non binary will probably find them controversial as well since from the beginning we don t fit the men vs women mould It s clearly best to approach this scientifically and not with any socio psychological approach in mind because a clash is bound to happen Still as mentioned previously it does make sense and I can t and won t say that nothing of that is true And in the end there are differences anyway We just have to remember that sex gender and that whatever occurred in nature doesn t mean that it s the ultimate law either which is a position that the author doesn t defend anyway so we re all good here If it was all men would be serial rapists and would keep murdering their male neighbours for looking a little too pretty for the women aroundOther parts of the book deal with altruistic behaviours culture and memes in other words what is passed socially and not genetically but following similar principles the memes that survive like language survive because one of their side effects is to be useful to the group while destructive memes such as becoming a martyr aren t too widespread due to people practicing them not leaving that many descendants to follow I had a bit trouble to follow the latter parts though because I had the feeling there was some redundancy hereConclusion Overall it was an instructive read while being also funny and easy to follow

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free download The Ape that Understood the Universe review The Ape that Understood the Universe Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Steve Stewart-Williams é 3 free read S languages and science The book tackles these issues by drawing on ideas from two major schools of thought evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory The guiding assumption is that humans are animals and that like all animals we evolved to pass on our genes At some point howe Excellent combination of old and recent discoveries on the evolution of the human species not from the anthropological point of view but based on sociobiology gene s eye perspective and evolutionary psychology meme s eye perspective We learn how and why we have come to dominate our planet and how the inside genetic and outside social and cultural history of our evolution explains why we do what we do in everyday lifeThe author makes interesting instructive and amusing comparisons with the plant and animal world in general and with mammals in particular He sometimes presents things from an outside point of view the one that could have a visitor from another planet This helps us to understand what a strange beast is the human being1 The Alien s Challenge2 Darwin Comes to Mind3 The SeXX XY Animal4 The Dating Mating Baby Making Animal5 The Altruistic Animal6 The Cultural AnimalAppendix A How to Win an Argument with a Blank SlaterAppendix B How to Win an Argument with an Anti MemeticistThis is a very informative and accessible book that everybody should read It s better than The Naked Ape A Zoologist s Study of the Human Animal and a lot less depressing than The Selfish Gene books that the author uotes extensivelyThanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book

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  • The Ape that Understood the Universe
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  • 10 February 2020
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