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Homo Evolutis (Kindle Single) (TED Books) [Kindle Edition]

Steve Gullans , Juan Enriquez
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There have been at least 25 prototype humans. We are but one more model, and there is no evidence evolution has stopped. So unless you think Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern are the be all and end all of creation, and it just does not get any better, then one has to ask what is next? Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans, two of the world's most eminent science authors, researchers, and entrepreneurs, answer this by taking you into a world where humans increasingly shape their environment, their own selves, and other species. It is a world where our bodies harbor 100 times more microbial cells than human cells, a place where a gene cocktail may allow many more to climb an 8,000 meter peak without oxygen, and where, given the right drug, one could have a 77 percent chance of becoming a centenarian. By the end you will see a broad, and sometimes scary, map of life science driven change. Not just our bodies will be altered but our core religious, government, and social structures as humankind makes the transition to a new species, a Homo evolutis, which directly and deliberately controls its own evolution and that of many other species.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1056 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Publisher: TED Books (26 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KSREFC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #147,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars More like speaker's notes than a book 12 Feb 2011
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I have to agree with J. Pullman that the formatting was really off putting and only stuck with the book because of the amazing subject matter. I suspect if there is a ted talk video of a similar title, it will be identical to this book. The writing was punchy and conversational which is what I would expect for a presentation, but not for a book.

Science writing doesn't need to be quirky to capture your audience.

Do yourself a favour and send a sample chapter to your kindle compatible device.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating. 9 Feb 2011
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This is a terrific read, packed full of facts and arguments. I found the presentation of it slightly off-putting though, lots of single sentences, changes in font size etc., but these niggles are more than made up for by the excellence of the content.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read! 13 Nov 2012
By James
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A small book with big ideas. Very interesting topics of discussion especially if you like to keep up to date with anthropology and social sciences. Wonderful read, cannot recommend enough!
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Homo evolutis is a hominid that directly and deliberately controls the evolution of its own and of other species. &quote;
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Evolution challenges the absolute centrality of humanity and the purpose of creation. &quote;
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Religions and morals survive and prosper when they confer an evolutionary, a survival advantage if you will, to their followers. &quote;
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