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Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 573 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0618879641
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2009
  • Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003JTHWQ4
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By Harvey Reed on October 5, 2014
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Good job in portraying how we (might have) evolved to be the interesting and confusing human beings we are today. I say might have, because really, who knows how we got here? It is just short of 5 stars because he spends a bit much on how we are not computers, holding them up as examples of "perfect memory". But if they are, then why is "big data" all the rage, and we are still trying to figure out how to make sense of it? In other words, computers don't have a perfect way to do anything yet either. And BTW we, humans, invented computers, so maybe this is part of our evolution, adding another layer on top of our "carbon-based emotional bag-of-water" foundation?

I highly recommend the book.
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Kluge is a very well-written and easy-to-read book by Gary Marcus explaining how evolution, similar to any other process, has led to both good and bad consequences. I highly recommend it to those who struggle to learn more about their intellectual and mental shortcomings. I consider it one of the best feedback anyone can get about his/her mental performance. The book can seriously help you put different things in their natural rather than exaggerated perspective.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Regina S. on June 9, 2013
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Whether you are a student, scientist or just ordinary person, this book is fabulous. I read it for my final report in AP Psychology and I loved it. It was so interesting and posed some really interesting points. Fast read chock full of information. It really makes you think about the mind differently.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Bhatt on July 21, 2013
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Excellent read many of the experiments mentioned Re from the book thinking fast and slow . However author has done a great job of summarizing our mental fallacies
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