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Animal Smarts and Human Dumbs

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Human intelligence has produced remarkable things — space travel, the Internet and fried chicken. But would we be better off if we were … more stupid?

That’s the argument that Justin Gregg makes in his new book “If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal.” And while he’s being a little tongue-in-cheek, it’s not that hard to make the case that human ingenuity hasn’t really made us a more successful species — at least, not from an evolutionary perspective. After all, it’s inventions like the car and mass-production agriculture that have led us to the brink of climate disaster. Justin Gregg joins us to talk about “what animal intelligence reveals about human stupidity.”

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Justin Gregg|@justindgregg is the author of “If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal: What Animal Intelligence Reveals about Human Stupidity” [Amazon|Indiebound|Bookshop]

Airdate: Friday, Sept. 23, at 12 p.m. and Saturday, Sept, 24, 2022 at 11 a.m.

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