Here are some of the subjects covered:
- How can a murder take place in front of scores of people, but no one interferes or even says anything?
- How much of the McCain vote in the last election was because of racism? How can science even answer such a question?
- Do small children show a preference for one race or another?
- What motivates suicide bombers? It's not what you think.
- Eyewitness testimony is reliable, isn't it? Not so much, as it turns out.
- Do we learn morality? No. So where does it come from?
- We can't do experiments to investigate systematic bias against women, but modern life has provided such an experiment, already set up for us to observe.
- Who survived 9-11, and who didn't, and why?
- Why do we not take action to stop genocide, even when such action is simple and easy?
- Why is there an epidemic of suicide among police officers?
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If you don't feel like reading the book, there are a couple of really good websites: one for the author, Shankar Vedantam, and one for the book itself.
Stand by, I'll be posting a few short excerpts from The Hidden Brain.