Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution

Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution

by David P. Barash

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Overview

“Barash . . . brilliantly integrat[es] science, literature, and pop culture into elegant and insightful commentaries on the most interesting and important questions of our time. A delightful read.”—Michael Shermer, author of The Science of Good and Evil

“Entertaining and thought-provoking.”—Steven Pinker, author of The Blank Slate

If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our place in the universe.



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ISBN-13: 9781934137246
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 774 KB

About the Author

David Barash, professor of psychology at the University of Washington, is the author of over 20 books (among them Natural Selections, The Myth of Monogamy and Madame Bovary's Ovaries) and over 200 articles. One of the earliest proponents of "sociobiology" in the 1970s, now know as "evolutionary psychology" or "evolutionary biology," he remains among its most articulate popularizers.

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