Guest Bio: Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing and Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption, and author of The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption and The Consuming Instinct.
Topics Discussed: “The Coddling of the American Mind” article; isolation of academia; micro aggressions; auto-correction of ignorance; Bernie Sanders speech interrupted by “black lives matter” activists; social justice warriors; Occidental College rape case; Jake and Josie rape poster; Traci Lords; Ron Jeremy; conservative spots; religion as scaffolding; prayers; God’s will; belief; gambling and luck; lottery and numbers; tasseography; Banachek; psychics; magicians; touch therapy; destiny; synchronicity; simulation theory; Occulus Rift; birth order; bad childhood and character development; astrology; visual sexual stimulation; fantasy archetypes in romance novels; The Chronicle of Higher Education; liberals and Islam; antisemitism; 10 hours walking in Paris as a Jew racist video; being a Jew in Cairo video; Lebanon and antisemitism; religion in the middle east; Muslim atheists; Orthodox Jew stabs people at gay pride parade; Russel Brand on why people join ISIS; religion talk; Russell Brand and Katy Perry; new atheists; self-censorship; Charlie Hebdo; Islamaphobia; psychedelics and religion; The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross book; DMT; ayahuasca; initiation ritual with bullet ants and glove; sperm and porn; testicle size; gender roles and child toy preferences; 2D4D ratio; biological determinism; Jon Jones; world atlas penis size; optimism about future; intellectual honesty; having an online voice.
My Thoughts: Not as dry and boring as I anticipated.
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