The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen 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 constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen 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 disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.
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Review: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human NatureUser Review - Ben Nickell - Goodreads
A little hard to read straight through, but packed with information. Had to break it down into small chunks but an excellent summary of the history of sexual evolution. Read full review
Review: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human NatureUser Review - Anix - Goodreads
This is a fantastic book. Ridley shares some very provocative thoughts on sex, evolution, and how each of these impact human nature while providing some very interesting details about various species ... Read full review