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Steve Stewart-Williams

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psychologist

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Steve Stewart-Williams is an associate professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and author of the books Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life (2010) and The Ape That Understood the Universe (2018). He was born in Wellington, New Zealand.
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The Extended Phenotype
The Long Reach of the Gene (Oxford Landmark Science)
Richard Dawkins - Nov 01, 2016 (first published in 1982)
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In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as the unit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, ...
Steve Stewart-Williams
Feb 23, 2020
Many disease symptoms are adaptations of the viruses that produce them. Excerpt from @RichardDawkins' great book The Extended Phenotype      source
Innate
How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
Kevin J. Mitchell - Mar 31, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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A leading neuroscientist explains why your personal traits are more innate than you thinkWhat makes you the way you are--and what makes each of us different from everyone else? In Innate, leading neuroscientist and popular science blogger Kevin Mitchell traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level: in the wiring of our b...
Steve Stewart-Williams
Sep 16, 2019
Humans see about 60 frames a second, sharks 30, dogs 120. Insects see up to seven times faster than us. That may be why it's hard to swat a fly: To flies, humans are lumbering giants, moving in slow motion. Source: @WiringTheBrain's excellent book Innate      source
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The Sexual Paradox
Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap
Susan Pinker - Mar 11, 2008
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Now available in paperback from psychologist and award- winningcolumnistSusanPinker, the groundbreaking and contro- versial book that is “lively, well- written...important and timely” (The Washington Post).In this “ringing salvo in the sex-difference wars” (The New York Times Book Review), Pinker examines how fundamental sex differences play out ov...
Steve Stewart-Williams
Mar 22, 2018
Great quote from Susan Pinker's great book, The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap "Devaluing women's preferences is an unintended aspect of expecting the sexes to be exactly the same."      source