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The Red Queen by Matt Ridley
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May 29, 09

Read in January, 2007

Wonderful overview of the role of sex in evolution. This book presents the idea that human intelligence as more akin to peacock feathers rather than a lion's claws (i.e. that human intelligence was sexually selected in, rather than of being an immediate food gathering advantage). I'm not sure that I buy all of the arguments in the book, but they are fairly interesting none-the-less.
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