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Anonimo Nonlodico

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Correct but superficial

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-20

History is just one damned thing after another. Or at least this book presents history in this way. Very little deeper reflection. Disappointing.

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-19

Very solid position on human prehistory in light of modern genetics. Excessively anti racist at times but otherwise great.

Ridiculously one sided

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-19

Just a cheap and lazy propaganda piece. Devoid of critical thought. Unwilling to consider in good faith the arguments of the other side. “Take that bigots!”

Largely incorrect

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

The author is a vegetarian, so his understanding of nutrition is entirely wrong. As a result, the book is deeply flawed, not only useless but positively harmful and dangerous. There are much better books on the subject - Donaldson’s Strong Medicine, Stefansson’s The Fat of the Land, Price's Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

5 people found this helpful

Misguided and wrong

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

The author is a vegetarian who tries to prove the importance of cooked foods in our evolution and diminish the significance of meat consumption. His basic thesis is completely wrong. His treatment of raw foods fundamentally dishonest. Avoid!

One damn thing after another

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-18

Disappointing. Completely lacking in deeper reflection. Just a long litany of unconnected facts. Sad! I had to return it.

Superficial, patchy and quite often factually incorrect

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-18

This is a well written and easy to listen to book on an important subject. It could serve as an introduction to readers unfamiliar with it. The problem is, many areas are treated very superficially, some are omitted altogether despite their importance and some information is simply factually wrong. I’m rather disappointed and will return this audiobook.

4 people found this helpful

Economically illiterate propaganda piece for the new left

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-01-18

Leftist populism devoid of economic understanding. One long propaganda piece. Distorted vision of intellectual and economic history too. No serious consideration given to arguments against the author’s thesis. Anyone interested in serious intellectual arguments on the subject would do much better listening to Ludwig von Mises’ “Liberalism in the classical tradition”.

3 people found this helpful

Thorough, informative and well written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-18

Solid examination of historical evidence. Careful application of conditional probability and Bayes theorem. Decent style. Highly recommended for anyone seriously interested in the subject.

Highly important and well written

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Reviewed: 28-04-17

Very powerful book, addressing directly one of the most important issues of our era. Well written, pleasant to listen to, highly enjoyable despite the seriousness of the subject. 10/10, would recommend.