Daily Archives: August 10, 2009

Evolution for Everyone by David Wilson

The goal of Evolution for Everyone is to show that evolution explains everything in the world and it is wonderfully instructive when showing how infanticide can be a rational decision or how sensitive people fared relatively well in concentration camps — and it gets amazingly silly and sillier as the author attempts to explain religion or politics. The author also suffers either from an inflated ego or an Asperger-like blindness that leads him to statements such as “All except for me [in his permissive high school]. I was on my way to become a great scientist.” or “Right away, I had a bird’s eye view of the subject that surpassed most of the experts.” And his wife and daughters are just as super-humanly smart. Give me a break!

Too bad about the tone, the stories are interesting..

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