Behavioral Genes

Behavioral Genes is somewhat of an odd book in that the writer has a Doctorate.  The name of the book sounds intelligent.  That's fine.  In fact, we selected this particular book because we are somewhat fascinated with/by biology and other sciences.  We thought we would be able to keep up and we are and that's part of an issue with Behavioral Genes. 

You know when you pick this book up that it's probably not going to be just light, pamphlet reading.  That's what we thought.  We thought that we'd need an online dictionary.  But, that's not so.  In actuality, Baird dumbs down some of the more difficult concepts and it's unpleasant, really. 

Book Review: Behavioral GenesWe don't mind that an author would use simpler terms and not barf on us as readers, with intimately known medical slang, verbiage and passages.  That's fine.  However, we also do not love that there are some passages that are over-simplistic. 

With that aside, there is a lot of insight to be had.  Just, don't get butt hurt when you realize that Baird thinks you're dumb.  Hey, maybe, he had a certain reading universe in mind for whom he was writing? 

Quotes:

Often, there comes a time when the costs equal the rewards and a relationship tends to plateau.  

The disadvantages of critical thinking are that it is often expensive, time-consuming, and beyond the ordinary needs of society.

...we now know that our caveman inheritance can be modified, and that those changes lead to greater happiness. 

You're in charge of your own responses, and that affects the people around you.

Author: James D. Baird Ph.D.
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 13, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 150772294X
ISBN-13: 978-1507722947
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches

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