What if I were to tell you that the most successful men and women on the planet were not so because they were the best and the brightest–that all of our favorite rags-to-riches stories were incomplete and misleading? Our author, Malcolm Gladwell, is convinced that this is true, and he makes a damn convincing case.
“We foist evil onto other things, too frightened to admit it is within us.” – C.G. Jung
In this riveting summary of his scientific findings, evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss asserts, quite convincingly, that previous theories on murder “simply don’t hold up.” I’m sure you’ve heard interviews on the news discussing the motive for a murderer’s crime: some claim it’s violent video games, a disconnect with religion, insanity, poor parenting, and so on and so forth. Those who claim murder has its origins in violent television shows, movies, and video games cannot explain why Continue reading “The Murderer Next Door: Why Our Minds are Designed to Kill – A Book Review”