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 - Noreen - Goodreads
This is a very enjoyable read full of surprising questions and answers. Who knew there were so many ways to replicate, even sexually? Matt Ridley is clearly not a blank slater. In chapters 8, 9, and ... Read full review
Review: The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human NatureUser Review - Klára - Goodreads
Great topic, many interesting facts. I wish I had a more profound background in evolutionary biology, that way I would be more able to track the authors thoughts and maybe even decide for myself ... Read full review