The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense
Dr. Gad Saad, the host of the YouTube show THE SAAD TRUTH, exposes the bad ideas—what he calls “idea pathogens”—that are killing common sense and rational debate. Incubated in our universities and spread th ...more
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Amplifying the "must read"ness of this book is the core message of this book, fight for truth. In the current, caustic climate of deniers of objective truths, this book should serve as an antidote for all those ostriches who are willing to bring their heads out of the ground.
If you are an ardent follower of Dr.Saad, you might have ...more
Professor Saad tries to make it appear as though he’s doing something novel by coming up with unnecessary terms to describe something that already exists i.e. “Epistemological dichotomania”, which is just binary thinking in a tuxedo.
The book is just an amalgamation of Gad's tweets. You're better off saving yourself the time and money.
If you follow Professor Saad on his numerous social media outlets then you are going to be disappointed that he doesn't bring anything new to the table.
I was also a bit disappointed that there is no attempt to explain why such mind pathogens are so successful. Perhaps this would require a more technical tome that would render it unsuitable for a general audience.
Under the banner of diversity, inclusion and equality this current is forcing on the majority all sorts of malicious ideas, beliefs, ideologies, cultures and religions!
Progressives impose their doctrine by a variety of moral and societal hideous tactics, including forcefully silencing and demoralizing any one who opposes their views.
This courageous writer (Lebanese Canadian) argues that this trend threatens the We ...more
Prof. Saad's vaccination against infectious ideas is mind virus of his own.
Prof. Saad's promise is this book will vaccinate you against "infectious ideas", namely political correctness, postmodernism, social constructivism, radical feminism and transgender activism. He finds them opposing to his core values: truth and freedom and truth; and core of modern West: freedom of thought and speech, and the scientific method. He wants to...more
I'd like some answers re: how did things get so polarized? How are we at the political point where one side is shouting hysterically and brow-beating the rest of us? Are they all really as angry as they seem, or is this some sort of high-school-esque drama show carried too far? As a person with a few points on their own oppression scale, I'm rarely moved to impassioned attacks on the elderly or vile name-calling ...more
Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist at the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) who applies evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behavior. As of 2020, he holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioural Sciences and Darwinian Consumption, writes ...more
This book is a critical, must-read for anyone who values freedom and human rights! Had Saad does a masterful job of showing how society has grown complacent and accepting of false beliefs and how our rights are being whittled away because we are not willing to be defenders of principles or honey badgers.
Good news folks. We are living in the 21st century and we don't even understand the basics of science, evolution, and we live in a global tribe that lacks logic. This book is pure logic. Divide et impera is the motto for progressive thinking. I don't even know how to start, but the book's main concern is the lack of logic promoted by political correctness, thought police, and victimization established by progressive thinking.
The USA Constitution is pure ...more
I get your analogy of walking past a dark alley with a bunch of tall black men vs just old ladies used by you to avoid islamic belief people to be allowed to enter a country. It is purely the choice of the country. I und ...more
Even if I don't always agree with him, I appreciate his fearlessness to bluntly talk about any issue, and I agree ...more
I have a few points:
The first is that Gad's view is at odds with itself at its foundation. He holds a belief that the mind is magically panspecific (Santa Barbara School EP), yet, also believes in genetic bases of social behavior and that there's consequential genet ...more
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I expected this book to be very accessible, and I found it a little too accessible, but I understand why he made that choice. It's better to send the message to more people than to cater to the nitpicking of a few snobs like me. :)
I don't quite understand why he didn't narrate it himself, that's my sole disappointment; and I'm not sayin the narrator wa ...more
Does not answer the question of infectious Ideas is killing common sense.
Most a confirmation Bias, poor justification "some women agree with this", " my friends agree with this"
It exposes some ridiculous ideas but the book is written on his perspective only, plays a victim say if shares these ideas the university will attack is post and his wife to, pure lies.
If you like Right side politics and want to support your ideas of conspiracy and how to do science wi ...more