Controversial Views on Human Nature
Islamic suicide bombers are motivated by a lack of sex, says evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. The scientist has put forth some controversial views on popular topics.
Why do beautiful people have more daughters? Because beauty is more important for a woman than a man, according to evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. Why are most suicide bombers Muslim? Because they don't get enough sex. Why are liberals more intelligent than conservatives? Because liberalism is "evolutionarily novel." The London School of Economics researcher and author of Ten Politically Incorrect Truths about Human Nature is accustomed to defending his provocative assertions against outraged critics. ... "Like it or not, human nature is simply not politically correct," Kanazawa says.
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