Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky

Kin selection is the theory that we behave more altruistic towards people who share our genes—-given we believe in the darwinian paradigm that the overarching aim for an organism is to further its genes, of course. Or as John Haldane humorously concluded while working on the mathematics of kin selection: “I would lay down myContinue reading “Green Beards, Altruism and Kinship – Halfway through Behave by Robert Sapolsky”

Raw & Unedited Notes: ‘So you’ve been Publicly Shamed’ by Jon Ronson

Disclaimer: These are the notes I took while reading this book and there might be missing quotation marks, unchecked facts and other errors. “And the one day it hit me. Something of real consequence was happening. We were at the start of a great renaissance of public shaming. After a lull of 180 years (publicContinue reading “Raw & Unedited Notes: ‘So you’ve been Publicly Shamed’ by Jon Ronson”