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The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History

The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History

The Lucifer Priciple is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships among genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that “evil” is a by-product of nature’s strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric.

Who Is Lucifer?

BLOODSTAINS IN PARADISE

Mother Nature, the Bloody Bitch

Women—Not the Peaceful Creatures You Think

Fighting for the Privilege to Procreate

The Greed of Genes

WHY HUMANS SELF-DESTRUCT

The Theory of Individual Selection and Its Flaws

Superorganism

Isolation—the Ultimate Poison

Even Heroes Are Insecure

Loving the Child Within Is Not Enough

ONE MAN’S GOD IS ANOTHER MAN’S DEVIL

Us versus Them

The Value of Having an Enemy

The Perceptual Trick That Manufactures Devils

How Hatred Builds the Walls of Society’s Bungalow

MAN—INVENTOR OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD

From Genes to Memes

The Nose of a Rat and the Human Mind—a Brief History of the Rise of Memes

How Wrong Ideas Can Be Right

The Village of the Sorcerers and the Riddle of Control

The Modern Medical Shaman

Control and the Urge to Pray

Power and the Invisible World

Einstein and the Eskimos

THE MYSTERIES OF THE EVOLUTIONARY LEARNING MACHINE

The Connectionist Explanation of the Mass Mind’s Dreams

Society as a Neural Net

The Expendability of Males

How Men Are Society’s Dice

Is Pitching a Genetically Acquired Skill?

Oliver Cromwell—the Rodent Instincts Don a Disguise

IDEOLOGY IS THEFT

The Invisible World as a Weapon

The True Route to Utopia

Why Men Embrace Ideas—and Why Ideas Embrace Men

Righteous Indignation = Greed for Real Estate

Shiites

Poetry and the Lust for Power

When Memes Collide—the Pecking Order of Nations

Superior Chickens Make Friends

Wordviews as the Welding Torch of the Hierarchical Chain

WHO ARE THE NEXT BARBARIANS?

The Barbarian Principle

Are There Killer Cultures?

Violence in South America and Africa

The Importance of Hugging

The Puzzle of Complacency

Poverty with Prestige Is Better Than Affluent Disgrace

Why Prosperity Will Not Bring Peace

The Secret Meaning of “Freedom,” “Peace,” and “Justice”

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

The Victorian Decline and the Fall of America

Scapegoats and Sexual Hysteria

Laboratory Rats and the Oil Crisis

Why Nations Pretend to Be Blind

How the Pecking Order Reshapes the Mind

Perceptual Shutdown and the Future of America

The Myth of Stress

Tennis Time and the Mental Clock

THE LUCIFERIAN PARADOX

The Lucifer Principle

Epilogue

Notes