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The Trouble with Testosterone and Other Essays on the Biology... by Robert M. Sapolsky
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Sep 30, 07

bookshelves: misc-non-fic

I love this guy (see my review for A Primate's Memoir). And by far the best thing about this book is the insight into theoretical science based in biology: he'll provide a correlation between X and Y, provide strong evidence for causation from X to Y, then step back and provide evidence for causation from Y to X, then evidence for a non-causal correlation, and then he'll finally discuss experiments that have turned everything on its head and argued that Z causes X and Y.

However, the majority of the content in this book is repeated in Monkeyluv (they also share a shocking amount of turns of phrase). What's more, a fair amount of that content is touched upon in A Primate's Memoir, where it is presented much more indepthly and interestingly.

So, you should read these books if you loved A Primate's Memoir, but you should probably wait a few months so that you won't be annoyed reading the same sentence or paragraph over again. And if you only really think you'll read one, definitely make it A Primate's Memoir.
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