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Survival Of The Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity

Author: Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods.

Survival Of The Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity

Author: Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods.

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Item #: D32870
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780399590665
Ever since Charles Darwin wrote about "evolutionary fitness," this idea has been confused with physical strength and aggression. In fact, what made us evolutionarily fit was a remarkable kind of friendliness, an ability to communicate with others that allowed us to achieve all the cultural and technical marvels in human history. Advancing what they call the ... More
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Ever since Charles Darwin wrote about "evolutionary fitness," this idea has been confused with physical strength and aggression. In fact, what made us evolutionarily fit was a remarkable kind of friendliness, an ability to communicate with others that allowed us to achieve all the cultural and technical marvels in human history. Advancing what they call the "self-domestication theory," Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods shed light on the mysterious leap in human cognition that allowed Homo sapiens to thrive—but also made us the cruelest species on earth.


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