A great update on the current state of cosmology told in an understandable way with the added bonus of some of the behind the scenes stories.
It was an excellent book on the Scholasticism of the middle ages and its players. I learned a lot about people I had always heard of but not read their works. My only disappointment was it did not really delve into the effects of Aristotle's teaching on Judaism and Islam in any depth.
A new explanation
The Red Queen, The Third Chimpanzee, and The Moral Animal. A book of the same type and nature but a totally different explanation and if hods up making large parts of those books obsolete.
Professor Wilson makes a cogent argument for looking at our evolution in a different way. His argument that we are eusocial animals (like ants and bees) at first seems hard to swallow but by the end of the book, it all makes sense. The argument for multilevel evolution, if it holds up, will replace the theories of kin selection and reciprocal altruism. Clearly this a big change and this theory has its detractors.
A story of history that makes you shake your head in disbelief but also an excellent story of cognitive bias and its influence on science. A story that can still occur today.
Well worth listening to a second time. Impossible to absorb all the implications first time around
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