Gad Saad: Infectious Ideas


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This episode was recorded on January 18, 2021.

Gad Saad and I discuss, among other topics, ideas as parasites, postmodernism, social constructivism, applying evolutionary thinking to understand humans’ consummatory nature, epistemic humility, nomological networks, the degrees of assault on truth, and more.

Gad Saad is a Canadian-Lebanese evolutionary psychologist, professor, and author. He is best known for his work applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behavior. His most popular book is The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense. He is currently a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.


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