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Blueprint

The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
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Drawing on advances in social science, evolutionary biology, genetics, neuroscience, and network science, Blueprint shows how and why evolution has placed us on a humane path - and how we are united by our common humanity. 

For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all our inventions - our tools, farms, machines, cities, nations - we carry with us innate proclivities to make a good society. 

In Blueprint, Nicholas A. Christakis introduces the compelling idea that our genes affect not only our bodies and behaviors, but also the ways in which we make societies, ones that are surprisingly similar worldwide. With many vivid examples - including diverse historical and contemporary cultures, communities formed in the wake of shipwrecks, commune dwellers seeking utopia, online groups thrown together by design or involving artificially intelligent bots, and even the tender and complex social arrangements of elephants and dolphins that so resemble our own - Christakis shows that, despite a human history replete with violence, we cannot escape our social blueprint for goodness. 

In a world of increasing political and economic polarization, it's tempting to ignore the positive role of our evolutionary past. But by exploring the ancient roots of goodness in civilization, Blueprint shows that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare and that, in a feedback loop stretching back many thousands of years, societies have shaped, and are still shaping, our genes today. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Nicholas A. Christakis (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • 30/03/2019

Refreshing view of humanity

A great reminder that our success as a species comes from our ability to cooperate, and in the end we actually do a really good job at it.

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  • 06/05/2019

Phenomenal and Enjoyable Book!

Blueprint is phenomenal, enjoyable, and a must-read for anyone interested in human nature. It's fun to read and accessible to anyone, whether layman or academic. With outstanding breadth and scope, Christakis combines works from evolutionary biology, anthropology, history, medicine, and more (including original research) to create a unified theory that bridges genetics and culture, while sending a strong positive message about our future as a society. The audio book, read by the author, is also excellent.

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  • 12/05/2019

a long but good guide to the better parts of human

A thoughtful and well-researched book. I particularly appreciated the close study of shipwrecked groups and the authors later discussion of the controversial aspects of using science to inform one's understanding of human nature. The narrator is the author which makes the audio authentic although imperfect in spots.

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  • 20/05/2019

you're going to want a notepad, lots of info!

so much information and so well explained. great book! I'll be revisiting it to further explore the concepts.

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  • 12/05/2019

Amazing diversity of ideas- brilliant!

Truly an amazing book - whirlwind of genetics, history, evolutionary biology, sociology, psychology, and more. This is an extraordinary opus.

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  • Eric
  • 09/04/2019

Thought provoking approach to human behavior

Christakis provides a thorough and thought-provoking approach to understanding society and human behavior. I enjoy this book immensely and will listen to it again to get its deeper meaning.

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  • 04/04/2019

Good story at best

we humans are special do you see damm 🐒 monkey's driving cars .🤔🤔 .... .

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