Oh, poor humanity. Poor, poor us, stuck in a world for which we are so ill-suited, better fitted by our genes for using crude stone tools than our modern technologies, haunted by ancient instincts, slowly being killed by our strange habitat and behavior. Or maybe not.
In her new book, Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live, evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk takes the stories we are told about how our deep ancestry determines the way we are and puts them under the microscope. They frequently come up lacking, but along the way, Zuk provides an entertaining education about our paleolithic and more recent pasts.
Join us this Sunday, when Dr. Zuk shatters our myths about our past and gives us something more interesting to replace them with–the truth.
- Marlene Zuk’s faculty page
- Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live on Amazon
- “‘Paleofantasy’: Stone Age delusions”, a review
- “An Interview With Marlene Zuk on her book Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live.”
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