reviews

  • Reviewed on May 31, 2011

    “Baumann and Taft skillfully weave eyewitness accounts of 9/11 with insights from evolutionary theory, genetics, neuroscientific research on emotion, the compelling new research on neuroplasticity, and other new areas of research. They show how our sense of self, or ego, is both a masterwork of evolution and simultaneously a source of much human suffering. Provides a grounded hope for the continuing evolution of our species.”

    — Alfred W. Kaszniak, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Neurology, & Psychiatry, University of Arizona
  • Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2011 - Read full review

    "If you don't have the patience for long articles on subjects that we will all get plenty of over the next two weeks, I can save you some time; this is a good book, they do a good job. You should buy it. I have often noted that philosophers do a better job of writing about physics than modern physicists do and it may be that people outside biology can see a big picture in evolution differently than biologists. If so, these guys are a great example. It kept me reading, even where I didn't agree."
    — Hank Campbell, Science 2.0
  • Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2011 - Read full review

    "Ego, the book, based on new science of the brain, is not an easy read, but is recommended for the jolt it gives to our Stone Age Brain. It has made me pay attention a bit more often to the distractions of daily life and my reactions to stressful events."

    — Don Browne