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An intellectual gap separates the Islamic world and the West. Muslim children underperform on most all educational measures, and the societies as a whole produce fewer books, scientific advances, and cultural achievements. Evolutionary psychologist Edward Dutton demonstrates that this is not just a matter of genetics, war, or politics. It comes from Islam itself. Holding to Islamic belief forces people to avoid analytical and creative ways of thinking. Veiling, female circumcision, the Ramadan fast, polygamy, and even praying regularly does the same, leading to worse education systems, increased poverty, and less intellectual development. That said, Islam has clear advantages. The Muslim practices that reduce cognitive ability also elevate ethnocentrism-in-group co-operation. And it is the more ethnocentric groups that win in the intense struggle of Darwinian selection. Thus, Dutton predicts that Islam will come to triumph over the West precisely because it reduces intelligence. This raises disturbing questions. Are there terminal disadvantages to developing cultures of high intelligence and individualism? Might the West need t0 adopt something akin to Islam, and become rather less thoughtful, in order to survive? --- Edward Dutton is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at Asbiro University in Lódz, Poland, and is a prolific researcher and commentator. He is the author of Religion and Intelligence (2014), Making Sense of Race (2020), among many other books. --- "Edward Dutton is one of the liveliest and most engaging of this new generation of academic dissidents." -John Derbyshire


  • | Author: Edward Dutton
  • | Publisher: Washington Summit Publishers
  • | Publication Date: May 07, 2021
  • | Number of Pages: 200 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1593680759
  • | ISBN-13: 9781593680756
Author:
Edward Dutton
Publisher:
Washington Summit Publishers
Publication Date:
May 07, 2021
Number of pages:
200 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1593680759
ISBN-13:
9781593680756