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Fun and Educational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 15.02.2020

Rating a 9.99999473847277588 out of 10. Initially I was worried because I had seen some of Matt Parkers videos and talks before, but the book was still totally worth to read even if a few bits here and there were repetition. Great job!

Ramblings of anti-SJW youtubers turned into a book

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 05.10.2019

Douglas Murray raises a few good points that I hadn't thought through previously, but mostly the book consists of the same drivel you can listen to for hundreds of hours by anti-SJW YouTubers who complain about topics such as American college students complaining about Halloween costumes.

Murray fundamentally fails to show how big of a problem the things he talks about actually are. Even in old Monty Python sketches they used to make fun of the radical social science topics that are taught at universities, but is it any worse nowadays? Most probably it isn't, with the difference that in today's world we have much better access to all the nonsense happening on campuses around the world, thanks to social media. At multiple times he tediously reads transcripts of shouting matches of some YouTube videos - something that wasn't possible to do in the age of Monty Python.

At some times Murray struggles with very basic rules that I'd never expect someone to be confused by past the age of 6 or 7. A very boring part of the book is describing a music video of Nicki Minaj with the simple moral of "look, don't touch", which Murray either doesn't understand or tries to make a joke about and falling flat. At other times Murray portrays weird fringe theories about "autogynephilia" as though it should be taken seriously by us readers.

Even if you agree with the conclusions of the book (which I do) it is really not worth the read. In that case I'd suggest to check out some of the books which are cited in "madness of the crowds", such as the books by Steven Pinker instead. At least you'd learn something about the scope of the problems in our society that way.

It's a good book if you want to get angry at the world. If at heart you are a grumpy person who enjoys shouting out the window about kids on the lawn, then this book is just the thing for you.

Interesting, but a group selection heretic

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3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.09.2018

Really enjoyed the first two parts of the book. Then goes off on a heretical path and argues against the selfish gene version of evolution. He really does a bad job at this and all too often I felt like arguing against his points or educating him on the haploid diploid stuff. Would be a 4 or 5 star without the group selection.

Science, fuck yeah!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.08.2018

Great explanation of what we know about nutrition, by what method, and why it's true!

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 03.08.2018

Absolutely tremendous book. I thought I understood evolution, but this book showed me that I didn't have a clue. Very well reasoned, Dawkins is a master at explaining, starting from very simple premises about replicators and reaching grand conclusions.

Rambling on and on with no substance

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 05.05.2018

Author is rambling on and on how free and independant he is and how all these other scientists have no clue about maths and stuff. Those are interesting claims, but in the part I listened to there was no explanation on why they are wrong, because if he did the book would just be "a boring college lecture". But a well-structured lecture style book is what I hoped for. Disappointed.

chaos lobster bible remix

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 17.03.2018

most of the time I felt like yelling at the author to stop talking about lobsters, chaos, snakes and his interpretation of bible stories and get to the point. "Aim high" we're told, but the author doesn't seem like he's aiming at getting the point accross.
The prose feels repetitive and unrefined at times, falling way flat and by no means achieving the grandure the author strives for.
I like Jordan Petersons youtube videos and am not opposed to his political views, don't expect to like this book if you like him.

great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 09.06.2017

great, review at least 15 words so I have to type more useless stuff sorry