- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: University of Buckingham Press (July 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1908684607
- ISBN-13: 978-1908684608
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,472,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Genius Famine: Why we need geniuses, why they are dying out, why we must rescue them Paperback – July 29, 2016
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About the Author
Edward Dutton is Adjunct Professor of the Anthropology of Religion at Oulu University in Finland and an independent scholar.
Bruce G Charlton is Visiting Professor of Theoretical Medicine at the University of Buckingham and Reader in Evolutionary Psychiatry at Newcastle University.
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The Genius Famine begins with the explanation of an Endogenous Personality, and its importance in the making of a genius. The book moves quickly along from there, delving into aspects of personality and intelligence, the nature of genius, and the meaning of creativity in regards to genius.
Overall, the Genius Famine is engaging, clear, and straightforward. Hopefully the authors—and Michael A. Woodley, who influenced this work according to the acknowledgements page—will continue the research and share their discoveries in future books. This book is a great beginning.
The Genius Famine has wonderful insights and shocking implications. There’s much to consider here . . . other topics include destiny versus conscientiousness, the rise and fall of genius, and fake creativity.
Also, compelling points are made regarding Truth, Beauty, and Virtue versus modern artists.
Why is the Genius Famine relevant? The entire idea of creating a lasting civilization is put into question. So, this book seems quite important. It’s part of the human search for cosmic truth. If humanity is Greek Fire floating seemingly magically on a sea then maybe the genius is the secret ingredient that allows it to burn and sparkle.