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Table Of Contents

Introduction: Why We See Beauty
How evolution Has Formed our Thinking
The Human Thinking Stack
What Is a “Thinking Stack”?
Why Do We Have a Brain?
Using Only 10% of Our Brains?
The Four Layers of the Thinking Stack
Instinctive Thinking and Analytic Thinking
Instinctive Thinking
Analytic Thinking
Implications of the Model
Sports Thinking
Panic Thinking
Too Novel Situations
Hypocrisy and Delusion
Summary
The Prisoner’s Dilemma
The Components: Cooperation and Defection
Structural Effects on the Cost of the Deal
The Prisoner’s Dilemma Compared to Good and Evil
Mother nature, Design engineer
Solving the Unsolvable
Sufficient Design
Conclusion of Book one
Applying the Prisoner’s Dilemma
Introductory Examples
Introduction
Enfranchisement, Disenfranchisement, and Crime
Enfranchisement in Action
Disenfranchisement in Action
Panic and Blunder Thinking: expanding the Theory
Definitions
Communities Can Panic-Think, Too
The Stages of Community Panic- Thinking Blunders
Detailed Historical examples of Community Panic Thinking
The 9-11 Disaster
The American Civil War Era (1850s–70s)
The 2007 Cartoon-Sign Scare in Boston
The War on Drugs
Panic, Blunder, and Terrorism
A Criminal, Not a Military Problem
The Theater of Terror
Dealing with Novelty through Business as Usual
The Curse of Overprotectiveness
Terrorists, Guerillas, and Saboteurs
What Next?
Corrosion of the American Character
Panic, Blunder, and Ruthless Leaders
Gestation of the Theory
Theory
Some Historical Examples
More Theory and Examples
“It’s Inconceivable!” in Action
Health Care
Making Laws
Not Making Laws: The Military Solution
Breaking Laws
Conclusion
Some Curses and Blind Spots in American Thinking
The Curse of Being Important
The Curse of Unintended Consequences
Blind Spots, Mostly in American Thinking
Booms, Recessions, and Dream Changing
Positive Feedback
The Next Boom
The Lost Decade(s)
The Fight Between Entrepreneurship and Instinct
The Practical Roots
What Is the Survival Value of Pillars?
ethical Issues
Abortion
Capital Punishment
Euthanasia
Same-Sex Marriage
My Thoughts on Rights
Case Studies
A Criminal Tragedy: 2009, near Times Square, NYC
The YFZ Ranch Incident: 2008, near Eldorado, Texas
Human Enjoyment of Altering Consciousness
Conclusion of Book Two
Creating a Boom Species
The Human Process
Neolithic Park
The evolutionary Information Boom
ongoing Mysteries of Life
Blood, the Ageless Tissue
Why Are Males Larger than Females?
Where Is Mankind Headed in the Future?
First Off . . . a New Tool!
Surprises
ConClusion
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How Evolution Explains the Human Condition

How Evolution Explains the Human Condition

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Ah, the mysteries of life
Why is mankind a boom species? Why should we worry it if is?
Why is the Bible’s Curse of Eve real, and necessary for human progress?
How does Panic and Blunder Thinking get us into deep, deep trouble? And if it’s so bad, why do we still use it?
These are questions of the human condition, and using evolution to answer these questions is what this book is all about.
Ah, the mysteries of life
Why is mankind a boom species? Why should we worry it if is?
Why is the Bible’s Curse of Eve real, and necessary for human progress?
How does Panic and Blunder Thinking get us into deep, deep trouble? And if it’s so bad, why do we still use it?
These are questions of the human condition, and using evolution to answer these questions is what this book is all about.

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