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5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative development of the selfish gene theory, 21 Oct. 2000
This review is from: The Mating Mind: How sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature (Hardcover)
This book is quite thick, but it is worth to read it through.
The main point of the book is that the origin of several human traits (language, for example) is due, not to natural selection, but to sexual selection. This means that the most powerful force to shape human behaviour has been mate choice (this applies to both males and females). Miller also suggest that we have our huge brain due to sexual selection, because this is the only one that makes possible to keep traits with no immediate evolutive benefit (other that increasing your sex-appeal).
There is a brief comparison between sexual selection and marketing-drive corporations, which is both interesting and enlightening.
The book is very well written and the topic is very interesting. A truly great book.
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