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And it does so without straining - that's what makes me believe it's true - it has no shortcuts, everything is very simple and ...  Read More

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I recommend it to all incurably curious people who are also occasionally fascinated by the many ways the universe works.

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He writes clearly and with the reader in mind.

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As a neophyte i was impressed with the intriguing ideas evenly sprinkled throught the book.

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Darwin's answer was the cost was a mating investment - peahens clearly preferred males with the most outstanding displays.

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Another interesting idea, originally proposed by zahavi, is the handicap principle - which is advertising fitness and sexual or...  Read More

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While witty conversation and musical display certainly are attractive attributes of a well-made brain, they are secondary to th...  Read More

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To consider the creative production of art, complex language, religion, and other social institutions as at least partly a resu...  Read More

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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    human, sexual, evolutionary, many and most.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
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  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 79.7% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 136 reviews as of our last analysis date on Dec 30 2020.
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Easy and fun to read but not too simplified. I enjoy reading books on evolutionary biology and psychology and this is one of the best.

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For an animal to spread its genes, it doesn't just have to be able to survive in its environment, it also has to mate. It's har...  Read More


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    One thing however surprised me - the author fails to understand how homosexual trends developed, if they have no reproductive advantage.


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    When i was in graduate school they gave me a phd in biomedical research just for the novelty of it.


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    If the engine behind miller's runaway sexual selection is a slowing down in maturation rates (neoteny) revealed in the fossil record by a decrease in sexual dimorphism, then the neurological, physiological and behavioral tendencies of humans with disorders characterized by maturational delay should reveal the kind of human the miller describes as transitional to modern times.


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    Miller suggests that processes, such as those that embace randomness, novelty, creativity, language, art, along with a whole host of other other seemingly useless and wasteful natural occurrences, are not mealy footnotes to evolution but the essential drivers of sexual selection, which itself is the gateway through which any lifeforms lucky enough to be naturally selected must first pass.


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    In addition, he points out that, because of the victorian era male dominated scientific community to which darwin proposed both sexual and natural selection, sexual selection did not until recently receive the attention it deserves.


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    They are not autonomous entities that evolved to survive and reproduce.


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    Or this from page 261: it's pleasure-giving power can seem to justify art despite its apparent uselessness.


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    As with publishing of 'the origin of species' every open-minded person is struck with obviousness and power of this theory.

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