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The Wild Life of Our Bodies by Rob Dunn
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Aug 02, 11

Read from July 25 to August 02, 2011

While the style is one that hops around, which I have trouble following, it was a very interesting book about humans in the context of other species - the fact that we need other species in order for us to make sense and learn about ourselves. It is a series of "fringe" ideas and theories strung together with stories (it reads better than I'm making it sound right now). Here are some examples: intestinal parasites helping to cure IBS; the use of our appendix; why our vision developed the way it did; our farming vs. that of ants; our subconscious responses to seeing a sick person. The list goes on. The journal sources are sited.
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