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The Red Queen

Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Matt Ridley

Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture -- including why men p...
Publish Date
2003
April 29
First Published in 1993
Goodreads rating
4.05
ISBN
9780060556570
Recommendations
3
Recommendations
Mar 21, 2015
@leonjohnstone And everything by @mattwridley is worth reading - Genome, Red Queen, Origin of Virtue, etc.      source
Sep 06, 2016
Three crucial books on our origins & our natures:      source
Aug 29, 2017
Amazing book on the evolutionary underpinnings on attraction and more.      source