This book’s subtitle is ‘The haphazard construction of the human mind’, and the author builds his case brilliantly well. In the first few pages he demolishes the idea of Intelligent Design by his simple demonstration that our brain is anything but designed intelligently.
The word Kluge is an engineering term for a makeshift solution – what we in england might call a ‘bodge’. Gary Marcus takes you on a journey through the brain demonstrating how imperfect and ill-adapted our brains are, and how the compromises cobbled together by evolutionary pressures contribute to the difficulties we face in life.
An absorbing read, engagingly deeply interesting.