Guns, Germs and Steel

Let’s Talk Politics: S1E1 – Follow Up

In the second segment of Let’s Talk Politics, guest Ari Aranda discusses how he came to his political and world views citing two very important authors and books he’s read.

Below are links to those authors Jared Diamond and Richard Dawkins.  These two university professors are influential  if not controversial. Both men have tried to explain the meaning of civilization and life in very distinct ways.

Jared Diamond’s Gun’s Germs and Steel was turned into a three part television movie. While Richard Dawkins, a preeminent atheist, has appeared on many talk shows such as Real Time With Bill Maher

Below are links to the most popular books these men have published.

 

Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Among Dr. Diamond’s many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan’s Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University. He has published more than six hundred articles and several books including the New York Times bestseller “Guns, Germs, and Steel,” which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Guns Germs and Steel

Guns, Germs and Steel

 

Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse

 

The World Until Yesterday

The World Until Yesterday

 

 

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil’s Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.

The God Delusion

The God Delusion

 

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

The Evidence of Evolution

 

The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary Edition

The Selfish Gene

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