In 2009, Seth recommended "The Red Queen" by Matt Ridley and said...
Little, irresistible and so important. One more way to help you understand how evolution works.
Seth also recommended the book again in 2016 and said:
A book I wish I'd read earlier in my career
What others thought about "The Red Queen"
4.0 rating based on 13,153 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: Harper Perennial (HarperCollins)
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 propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.
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