Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature

David P. Barash


For all that technology is familiar with in regards to the dwelling global, notes David P. Barash, there are much more issues that we do not be aware of, real evolutionary mysteries that perplex the simplest minds in biology. satirically, a lot of those mysteries are very just about domestic, regarding essentially the most own points of being human.

Homo Mysterious examines a couple of those evolutionary mysteries, exploring issues that we do not but learn about ourselves, laying out the simplest present hypotheses, and pointing towards insights that scientists are only commencing to glimpse. Why do ladies adventure orgasm? Why do males have a shorter lifespan than girls? Why does homosexuality exist? Why does faith exist in almost each tradition? Why will we have a passion for the humanities? Why will we have such huge brains? And why does realization exist? Readers are plunged into an ocean of unknowns--the clean spots at the human evolutionary map, the terra incognita of our personal species--and are brought to the key hypotheses that at present occupy scientists who're trying to resolve each one puzzle (including a few suggestions proposed the following for the 1st time). through the booklet, readers are invited to proportion the joys of technological know-how at its leading edge, a spot the place we all know what we do not be aware of, and, in addition, the place we all know sufficient to come back up with a few compelling and seductive explanations.

Homo Mysterious is a advisor to inventive proposal and destiny explorations, in accordance with the easiest, most present considering by way of evolutionary scientists. It captures the attract of the "not-yet-known" for these attracted to stretching their medical imaginations.

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