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Digital mechanics, 16 Mar. 2010
Ray Tallis' book mixes science and philosophy to try to help define what makes humans human: Why we rose to our pre eminent position in the natural world. I can't say that I understood all of the philosophy but it is an engaging read that asks many questions and answers most of them. Ray Tallis points to the index finger as uppermost in the natural quirks that helped us climb out from the primordial soup while acknowledging the merits of the opposable thumb. Even if you don't agree with all the assertions, this book will certainly make you think which can never be a bad thing.