DiscoverMaking Sense with Sam Harris#156 — The Evolution of Culture
#156 — The Evolution of Culture

#156 — The Evolution of Culture

Update: 2019-05-1362
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In the episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Nicholas Christakis about his new book, "Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society."

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Jerry Dover

Sam has an interesting A-Ha moment at 23:30 when he observes that one can gain acceptance to a group by subscribing to its values. It reminded me of my military experience as a person of Afro-Caribbean descent. Several times when confronted with openly racist comments about others, I would point out my discomfort, and have my colleagues respond with things like "Oh, you're not Black, you're one of us!" In business I see the same dynamic. In order to be "a valued member of the team", people need to publicly proclaim their adherence to a set of shared values. We may even see that those values lead to bad business decisions, and that is still of lesser value than group cohesion.

May 16th
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Trinity  miller

Aha...now Sam is the second most respected Harris on the topic of conciousness.

May 15th
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Jon Wicke

Is he on speakerphone in his bathroom?

May 14th
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Michael Jones

5:25

May 14th
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#156 — The Evolution of Culture

#156 — The Evolution of Culture