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 - Goodreads
While much of the book describes the reasons organisms engage in sexual reproduction and details many species' mating habits, it is always illustrative of a greater point about human nature. The ... Read full review
Review: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human NatureUser Review - Ana Maria RÓnceanu - Goodreads
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 ... Read full review