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    • Evolution’s Rainbow

    • Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, with a New Preface
    • By: Joan Roughgarden
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science--and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Evolution's Rainbow explains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body and behavior. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. A new preface shows how this witty, playful, and daring book has revolutionized our understanding of sexuality.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Problematic, unscientific and poorly edited

    • By L. J. on 03-25-14

    Regular price: $29.08

    • The Genial Gene

    • Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
    • By: Joan Roughgarden
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In The Genial Gene, Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution. Building on her brilliant and innovative book Evolution's Rainbow, in which she challenged accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation, Roughgarden upends the notion of the selfish gene and the theory of sexual selection and develops a compelling and controversial alternative theory called social selection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for biologists, ecologists, and evolutionary

    • By Chris on 05-12-11

    Regular price: $25.00

    • Evolution and Christian Faith

    • Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist
    • By: Joan Roughgarden
    • Narrated by: Joan Roughgarden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Roughgarden rejects both junk science based on spurious metaphors and junk religion based on spurious theology. In their place, she offers an inspiring accommodation between thoughtful science and compassionate religion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful

    • By Roy on 01-02-11

    Regular price: $11.17