Finished reading this books and developed friendships with author “Robert L. Trivers” for his remarkable writing. Although it seems book didn’t contains the rigorous data collection, statistical analysis, but certainly have the theory foundations for what he came up with. Trivers has made good point on the self-deception among people in authority and observations made on self-deception can be incredibly expensive seems very true. The point made on “Iraq war” and “willful ignorance in NASA” are lacking data but convincing.
I’ll close in observing that no matter who you are, Trivers has something to say which you may find agreeable and at least think about it. He made good points, and could change some of your views.