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Why the reckless survive-- and other secrets of human nature

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Published by Viking in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human behavior

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-306).

    StatementMelvin Konner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF149 .K76 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 306 p. ;
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2217197M
    ISBN 100670829366
    LC Control Number89040679

    He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Intermarriage is another kind of sharing that holds our species together. The cichlids in the lake come in different species. They must harness fire. Konner joins Lewis, Gould, and Pinker-a scientist who can write, who teaches us without realizing we are being taught. Beyond that, the human gene pool is peppered with the legacy of risk-takers, ''people who wouldn't hesitate to snatch a child from a pack of wild dogs,'' and so helped along the group, even at the cost of their own lives.

    Some cichlids eat snails. Death by atherosclerosis may be a pervasive threat today, but for most of the past three million years it was a consummation devoutly to be wished. His recent book has received wide acclaim and expected criticism. And our technologies are right at the core of that generosity. We're the only species that must give its future over to the fruit of its inventions.

    Good G : This item is in okay condition and basically works well. And invention is the only real way to beat back boredom. Instead of snidely dismissing our need to hold on to some workable definition of human singularity, though, Konner goes in search of it. This new version will, like the first, become a point of orientation for many persons in the coming decades. Konner knows well the dangers of Oreos but surrenders to another biological imperative: ''We overdo it on fats and sweets because our ancestors were rewarded for such excesses with that inch of insulation needed to carry them through shortages.


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