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The Moral Animal by Robert Wright
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Jan 09, 10

Read in January, 2006

If evolution is true for a fruit fly then it should be true for us, and this book explores that idea using Darwin himself as a test subject. Great piece of work. It was my favorite book for years, and remains one of the most eye opening books I've ever read.

I got a lot out of this book and I recommended it wholeheartedly to a whole bunch of people...And it totally back fired. All the women who read it hated it, (it's sexist, it's simplistic, it's stereotypes gone wrong, it's gender profiling etc) and others couldn't finish it because it was too hard. Both are right in a way. This isn't an easy read and the ideas may punch you in the nose a bit. Polygamy benefits women? What?

But I love this book and loved the new ideas it generated for me. 5 Stars.

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