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Christopher

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  • Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David P. Barash
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
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    (21)
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    (20)

    If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our place in the universe.

    Christopher says: "An enjoyable and often funny look at Biology"
    "An enjoyable and often funny look at Biology"
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    This is a thoroughly entertaining look at biology through the lens of culture, literature and politics. At points it is a diatribe against the right, but then conservatism has allied itself against science for the last 20 to 30 years, so this backlash is to be expected. I only wish it was a bit less opinion and more fact. I also wish, and this is a great compliment, that is was longer. I would really recommend this to anyone who feels that a defense of science and reason is needed in this polarized world of believer vs non-believer and liberal vs conservative. Barash pulls no punches in his arguments against the Bush administration's war on reason, and criticizes Tom Delay and Potter Stewart alike all while through the lens of biology and Darwin's foundations on natural selection. It is interesting to read just how he does this, but more interesting to go along for the (diatribe) ride.

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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