The Red Queen
by Matt Ridley

The first half of this book is about the evolution of human sex. Why do we reproduce via sex rather than asexually? I am not very interested in this question. So this half of the book was boring. The second half of the book delves into the differences between the sexes and the role that sexual selection may have played in developing our brains. This part of the book is good, but it doesn’t rise to the level of the other Ridley books I have read. He shows too many politically correct prejudices.

Year Read: 2003


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