Human Instinct: How Our Primeval Impulses Shape Our Modern Lives

Human Instinct How Our Primeval Impulses Shape Our Modern Lives From the ambition to be successful in our careers to what we will have for lunch each day instinct is the invisible motivating force that shapes our world But how well do these instincts our most ba

  • Title: Human Instinct: How Our Primeval Impulses Shape Our Modern Lives
  • Author: Robert Winston
  • ISBN: 9780593050248
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the ambition to be successful in our careers to what we will have for lunch each day, instinct is the invisible motivating force that shapes our world But how well do these instincts, our most basic modes of interacting with the world, equip us for modern life We are driven to pursue material wealth and status We have an innate impulse to find a mate, to fight to pFrom the ambition to be successful in our careers to what we will have for lunch each day, instinct is the invisible motivating force that shapes our world But how well do these instincts, our most basic modes of interacting with the world, equip us for modern life We are driven to pursue material wealth and status We have an innate impulse to find a mate, to fight to protect our young, and to find food and shelter In Human Instinct, which accompanies a BBC1 television series, Robert Winston takes us to the forefront of modern science, exploring our instincts and gaining a deeper insight into the wonderful complexity of human nature.

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    1. Robert Winston

      The Right Honourable Professor The Lord Robert Maurice Lipson Winston

    458 thoughts on “Human Instinct: How Our Primeval Impulses Shape Our Modern Lives”

    1. a very accessible and broad account of the evolution of 'human nature', but he completely ruins it by saying at the end something stupid like, ' but we can never fully understand the universe, there will always be some mystery which we must attribute to divine cause' He is Lord Professor Robert Winston of Imperial College London, how can he spend an entire chapter splurging out such crap guess what he's Jewish and prays to God. Nuff said. I have lost all respect for him as a scientist.


    2. Engagingly written book on how some of our human behaviour is explained through how we have evolved. It doesn't pretend to know all the answers, but looks at our historical roots as well as abnormal and less desirable behaviour, and how they could provide an advantage. The last chapter seemed to fit less well with the rest of the book though.


    3. siz benim öyle dinsiz takıldığıma bakmayın din iyi bir şeydir aslında diyerek kitabı bitirdi:)


    4. An adequate and broad popular science introduction to evolutionary psychology by a well-known UK professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician - Lord Winston - which unfortunately descends into mushy religious apologetics at the end.


    5. After a matter of 5 years I finished this book. It takes time to digest. As the author said superficially it is science, but it is not so sure in a deeper sense. The description of the link of genes to human and animal behaviour is really fantastic. But is not so 'enjoyable' as after all there are lots of knowledge that one needs to grasp hold of before reading further. So each time I can go through only a few pages, and sometimes putting it down for weeks or months. The attempt to incorporate r [...]


    6. Robert Winston chose a fascinating and provocative topic! This book takes a wide-ranging cross-section of current scientific understanding in this area and compiled into one 400+ page book. Given such a diverse selection of sub-topics there's many glancing mentions of studies without speak of sample-sizes or peer review, so it's very hard to put a lot of faith in the conclusions drawn in the book. Nonetheless, the book is certainly more factual than I expected from a documentary author and certa [...]


    7. This book is a great introduction to evolutionary psychology without much of the academic gargon which usually comes with the subject. At least it was until the last chapter when the author let rip with his religious beliefs. Yes its true that science cannot explain everything and in some cases never will. That does not mean we can just make stuff up, or use 2000 year old myths, to fill in the gaps. 90% great, 10% complete rubbish


    8. While still an interesting read I think I expected more of this book. It takes a decidedly evolutionary biology view of all things human, which, although scientifically correct, is not my point of view. However, his style is great and he has a gift to explain tough things very clearly. I look forward to the next book of him to reads and if you want to know about evolutinary biology, this is a great starter!


    9. As a comprehensive basic of Evolutionary Psychology, Winston does a very good job. It could be one of the best books on our understanding of the life except for the last chapter. The last chapter about religion and belief absurdly ruins the value of the book. Yet, it is definitely worth reading.


    10. Love it! Love it! Love it! Although I sit between becoming a Christian and a Science thinker, I'm beginning to think they can go hand it hand. Not because of this book, because it all but calls religion a waste of time. It's amazing the way we learn from and adapt from the past, for reasons that are somewhat unexplainable!


    11. Gives you an insight into how female and male brains work, how we differ so much from each other, and how these developments take place at such an early stage in our lives. Robert delves into freudian philosophy and looks at our ancestory from the Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, to Homo Sapiens. Easy to digest and fascinating.


    12. If you like to know the forces inside your brain, shaping your behaviour, this book is fantastic. It's fun to read and very insightful.





    13. Very well explained book. If you are into the theories of evolution, but need an in-dept explanation of what modern science has discovered, this is the book.



    14. Another great read if you have an interest in neuropsychology or evolutionary psychology - easy to digest whilst being very informative.




    15. I thought it was an interesting read. Learnt a few interesting facts about babies and suchlike. But it wasn't really a page-turner. I think more of a dive in and out kind of book.



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