Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Sam Harris: The Frontiers of Political Correctness

Another great podcast from Sam, talking to Gad Saad.
Gad talks about something that concerns me, namely, the extent to which increasing Islamisation of western countries will lead to societies less like the ones we value in the west.  Given that foundational doctrines of Islam are inimical to all our liberal enlightenment values: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech and equal rights for minorities, women and gays.
Also Gad on Sharia and the US constitution, at 1hr35.
That comes around 40 minutes, but it's all worth a listen, when you have 1.5 hours at your gym!

Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and the holder of the Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption. He has held Visiting Associate Professorships at Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California–Irvine. Saad has pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. His works include The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human NatureThe Evolutionary Bases of ConsumptionEvolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences, along with 75+ scientific papers, many at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and a broad range of disciplines including consumer behavior, marketing, advertising, psychology, medicine, and economics. He received a B.Sc. (1988) and an M.B.A. (1990) both from McGill University, and his M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1994) from Cornell University.