The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature

The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature


without delay a pioneering research of evolution and an obtainable and energetic examining event, The Mating Mind marks the arriving of a prescient and provocative new technology author. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller bargains the main convincing–and radical–explanation for a way and why the human brain developed.

Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and paintings: those are the qualities that make us human. Scientists have frequently defined those features as in simple terms a facet impact of surplus mind dimension, yet Miller argues that they have been sexual attractors, now not negative effects. He bases his argument on Darwin’s concept of sexual selection, which before has performed moment mess around to Darwin’s conception of natural selection, and attracts on principles and learn from quite a lot of fields, together with psychology, economics, background, and dad tradition. Witty, powerfully argued, and constantly thought-provoking, The Mating Mind is a landmark in our figuring out of our personal species.

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