Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk

We haven't ever been perfectly evolved for any environment at any time. Zuk lays down what people seem to have missed when they claim that we need to go back to our "paleo" days since our brains and bodies were perfectly suited for life in the "savannas." She tells us about evolution and how it actually works and has worked and how it is continuing to do so.

She attempts to lay out the facts in a down-to-earth manner. I enjoyed her writing style and her approach to science. 

It was a relatively fast read and I think anyone could tackle this one.

I read this for my local skeptic book club. Also a part of my Nonfiction Reading Challenge.


  1. Thank goodness someone isn't afraid to tackle people's misconceptions.

  2. You belong to a skeptic book club? I love that!

  3. Hopping over from the Nonfiction Reading Challenge (still).

    I think I might like this as ammunition ;-) . I'm glad someone tackled the subject.

    Joy's Book Blog


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