Topics covered include primate behavior, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, the Harvard sociobiology wars, evolutionary psychology, male violence, cooking as a cultural adaptation, Darwinian gastronomy, veganism, nomological networks of cumulative evidence, and the evolution of goodness.
Note: Apologies for the audiovisual segments that were somewhat patchy early in our chat. I did not edit out anything.
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Dr. Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author who pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense. His fourth book The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense will be released on October 6, 2020. Pre-order your copy now.