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Book Title: The Evolution of Human Intellect: Discover the Information that Schools and Religions Aren't Yet Teaching|
The author of the book: L.N. Smith
Date of issue: February 2nd 2012
ISBN 13: 9781465944559
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 987 KB
Edition: L.N. Smith Publishing
Read full description of the books The Evolution of Human Intellect: Discover the Information that Schools and Religions Aren't Yet Teaching:First: I received a free copy of this from the author.
Now that required disclaimers are out of the way ... I really enjoyed this, but I'm going to start with the things I didn't like.
There were some aspects that really annoyed me. What on earth does Disney have to do with anything? Also, the excessively United-States-centric viewpoint, but that's something that usually annoys me. The scientist in me wanted references constantly. I was hoping for a list of further reading at the end, but there was nothing. And, of course, the scientist in me kept screaming "Nonsense! There's no way to know that!" Even the disclaimer (somewhere around chapter 5 if I remember correctly) that this is a fictional history didn't help as it was really just a throwaway comment that could easily be missed.
I thought that the tone of the book seemed to be aimed at young adults, possible even children, which made me wish even more for a list of further reading. I don't know if I've got the target audience correct, but if I don't, all I can say is that just about every adult I know will stop reading around chapter 2 or 3 because of the style of writing (by which I mean the existence of the guide Sarah and the unnecessary digressions). I'm not usually a fan of allegory (insert obligatory Tolkien quote here), but this did a very good job of it and I found it a useful tool in thinking about these issues. I can't judge the accuracy of most of the book, particularly not without references, but the bits that I knew anything about seemed to mostly be accurate (if you ignore all the stuff that we cannot possibly know).
I think this is a great introduction to the topic, which must usually be quite heavy on the philosophy, psychology, neurology and so on
Read information about the authorIn this world of credentialed experts, the author, L.N. Smith, is not one of them. In fact, his credentials are so unconvincing that he has chosen to publish under a humorous pen name instead of his real name. "L.N. Smith" is actually the abbreviation for a phrase that sets up a joke. (The clues to the full name are in Sunrise Over Disney.) Only time will tell if the joke is on him or on today's "credentialed experts."
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