Thursday, March 31, 2011

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire-- Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We DoWhy Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire-- Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do by Alan S. Miller

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


A layman's introduction to the field of evolutionary psychology, simple and approachable at the start, yet ultimately shallow and repetitive. Capsule summary: our decisions are influenced by our desire to propagate our genes. Several compelling arguments, but I ended up wishing there was more to it. Sets up the Standard Social Science Model as a straw man far too often.



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