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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Shirin, January 1, 2010

There is nothing like some clear cut science - told through the witty words of Ridley - to clarify one our greatest mysteries: Why the two sexes are the way they are. He tackles the problem from every angle while revealing some astonishing facts. By the end of it all, you may not necessarily like the Red Queen, but you will come to respect and appreciate her race against herself while wondering if she is aware that her destination remains undefined.
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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (P.S.) by Matt Ridley
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (P.S.)

Shirin, January 1, 2010

Ridley's ability to tell an enthralling and witty story - all based on science - rewards both the reader and the science community. The information contained in this autobiography is masterfully condensed - making it totally digestible for virtually any curious reader interested in what it means to be human - from a genetic perspective. You will devour the book and want more from Ridley. While waiting for the sequel, I have started consuming one of his other books, the Red Queen - which tackles the rather ambiguous rationale of why we have two sexes and why they do the things they do....
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