Stone Age

Evolutionary, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives

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These Featured Books help us to understand the evolution and history of tools and their powerful roles in creating the society we find ourselves living in today.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

Review by Mark Looi (republished from

Kahneman writes the book as a lay person’s introduction to experimental psychology and summarizes some of the major results of the past 40 years. In doing so, he gives a high level description of the scientific method as applied in social science, the art of creating hypotheses, the clever experiments to test them, and a little about how the data are analyzed. He shows how slowly but surely, in conjunction with many researchers around the globe, our understanding of human thinking has advanced.

In the series: Tools and the Development of Contemporary Society

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