Parker F's Reviews > The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Parker F's review
Feb 01, 2012
A fascinating book on my favorite topic. The author refreshingly acknowledges that half of the theories he espouses in the book are likely to be wrong; for instance, I am highly skeptical of Ridley's theory that human large-brainedness arose from runaway sexual selection favoring cute, disproportionately large heads. Nonetheless, I have no good reason to doubt this, and, as Ridley notes, all arguments of runaway sexual selection involve somewhat circular reasoning. I was fond of Ridley's literary allusions to illustrate the primalness of our evolutionarily-shaped motivations. Finally, this book is highly motivational with regards to my life's goal of acquiring a large harem.
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January 31, 2012 – Finished Reading
February 1, 2012 – Shelved