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The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Read & Download ☆ The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red ueen from Through the Looking Glass a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its co. Coming out of pre veterinary medicine and a slew of genetics classes I can say that nothing in this book is particularly mind blowing except the hubris The author has drawn up a laundry list of assumptions about all of humanity and left out a good deal of its subjects As a scientist or at the very least as a lover of science the references were interesting enough to keep me reading But as someone with sexual awareness a hesitancy to polarize gender and sexuality and my own idea of what a woman might think or want this was a very difficult book to swallow In fact it s akin to dry Kool AidIf you are satisfied with the hetero normative monogamous anglo male dominated definitions of sex and partnership and if you are going to read this book as popular literature rather than as complete and well founded scientific conjecture go right ahead It s a fun bookBut if you are someone who is easily irritated by flawed logic and narrow surveys used to prop up wobbly theorizing skip itThe good news is Ridley doesn t care As all great scientists do he spent a good deal of time throwing his name in with philosophers sociologists and naturalists and saying that he too was capable of flaws Just like them Moreover he expects a lot backlash from the less thans who can t comprehend the magnitude of his reasoning So go ahead and say that you don t like his book Ridley is one step ahead of you He knows you re coming you predictable sap Despite that lovely manipulation I still didn t like it It gets two stars for all of the awesome material his book used badly and referenced

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Read & Download ☆ The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Fact that a woman is likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband Brilliantly written The Red ueen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolv. Ridley throws a lot of interesting hypotheses at the uestion of why there is sex whyhow we indulge without ever coming to a firm conclusion admitting such I liked that since I didn t find a lot of the studies or statistics he referenced too convincing This is a book with points to ponder rather than a definitive text He writes this at the end of the book Half the ideas in this book are probably wrong The history of human science in this regard is not encouraging But he goes on to uote Hume mention how far we ve progressed since his day We re just not there yet may never be since we re so good at deceiving ourselvesIt s well worth the time to read There are some good insights into why we act the way we do I really liked his opinions on the differences in children of different sexes I ve long been angered by the way the education system treats boys girls the same They re not his point that nurture nature shouldn t be seen as polar opposites but as part of a process was very well madeTable of ContentsPrefaceONE Human NatureTWO The EnigmaTHREE The Power of ParasitesFOUR Genetic Mutiny and GenderFIVE The Peacock s TaleSIX Polygamy and the Nature of MenSEVEN Monogamy and the Nature of WomenEIGHT Sexing the MindNINE The Uses of BeautyTEN The Intellectual Chess GameEPILOGUE The Self domesticated Ape

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Read & Download ☆ The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nstantly mutating internal predators The Red ueen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture including why men propose marriage the method behind our maddening notions of beauty and the disuieting. This was one of those books that I bought because I was sucked in by the title and the cover Plus I thought hey that s kinda out of my comfort zone I d like to push myself to read something new and possibly difficult to understandI couldn t make it past the first chapter so I read the end in hopes to find what his conclusion is and its we are all apes in the end I find that rather depressing and uite hard to believe I find it hard to swallow that we are only biological animals who are driven only by the need to find a way to better our species by sex with those chosen for their perfection I look at all we create and imagine and I see so much than that He does grant that we are creative but still underneath it all we are just creative apes We are such a diverse species full of such hate but also so much beauty We can be blindingly compassionate and also completely clueless and self absorbed There are so many variations that it is hard to explain them all through sexual DarwinismI probably missed something there in the middle but if his conclusion had been less crass maybe I would have been driven to read of what drove him to that conclusion


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  1. says: Matt Ridley ✓ 0 Read & Download characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Matt Ridley [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ

    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ Summary The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Things I learned from this book human women like tall men human men like beautiful women barn swallow women like men with l

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    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Matt Ridley Matt Ridley ✓ 0 Read & Download Coming out of pre veterinary medicine and a slew of genetics classes I can say that nothing in this book is particularly mind blowing except the hubris The author has drawn up a laundry list of assumptions about all of humanity and left out a good deal of its subjects As a scientist or at the very least as a lover of science the references were interesting enough to keep me reading But as someone with sexual aw

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    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ Matt Ridley ✓ 0 Read & Download What could have shaped the human mind is an endlessly interesting subject no uestion about that Speculating about contributions of the genes nature nurture culture is fun as much as getting a new perspective on what has always seemed obvious Still I did not like this book as much as I probably would had it a bit less of sheer specu

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    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ Well I had hoped to write this review closer to having read the book but I'll write this anyway just without some of the examples I was hoping to rememberRoughly the first 12 to 23 of the books covers the different explanations for why sex arose and the mating habits of various non human species One thing that is great about this book is it

  5. says: Summary The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Matt Ridley ✓ 0 Read & Download characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Matt Ridley

    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ This was one of those books that I bought because I was sucked in by the title and the cover Plus I thought hey that's kinda out of my comfort zone I'd like to push myself to read something new and possibly difficult to understandI

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    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ This is really well written but I just can't really wrap my head around the themes of sexuality in this book especially as it concerns the idea of gender Also I don't really trust men of science who can write things like boys are better in math than girls or girls are better at linguistic tasks as if they are universal truths instea

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    Matt Ridley ✓ 0 Read & Download characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Matt Ridley Summary The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature I enjoyed this book and recommend it highly Some may see it as a cynical view of human nature however I found it

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    Summary The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ How much generous it would be if instead of writing parables about childhood wounds psychologists were to accept that some differences between the sexes just are that they are in the nature of the beasts because each sex has an evolved tendency to develop that way in response to experience The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature is a very accessible book It is easy to read follow and understand After reading this book

  9. says: [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Matt Ridley Summary The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ Ridley throws a lot of interesting hypotheses at the uestion of why there is sex whyhow we indulge without ever coming to a firm conclusion admitting such I liked that since I didn't find a lot of the studies or statistics

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    [The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature] EBOOK READ I might have rated this highly if I hadn't just come off a spate of reading very similar and slightly better works that incorporate much of its content in pithier form Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Steven Pinker's How the Mind Works though those were both written afterwards yet its central metaphor of sexual selection as arms race is compelling enough that I finished it alongside the superior Dennett and

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  • Paperback
  • 405
  • The Red ueen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
  • Matt Ridley
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 9780060556570