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Posted January 14, 2015
Kathleen Mr. Virzi Enviromental I thoroughly enjoyed re
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Why We Get Sick" by Randolph M. Nesse, M.D, and George C. Williams, PH.D. Essentially the book goes over how evolution may be the reason for many of the genetic diseases and disorders known today, as well as how bacteria and viruses evolve. The main topics discussed in this book were genes, DNA, and evolution. I found this book to be incredibly informative and intriguing. This was definitely the perfect book choice for me, because I find evolution fascinating and how evolution can lead to adaptations that still exist today. I believe that the knowledge of evolution is key to understanding how and why our bodies work the way that they do.
Another aspect about this book that I found interesting was that in the end the author related many mental disorders to evolution and how at some point, certain mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, sleep disorders, and even child abuse, may have been an advantage to many humans. I find it interesting how some adaptations at certain times in history could be so beneficial at that time, but other times, such as the present they can become burdens. I find evolution and genetics to be incredibly fascinating and I don't think I can ever learn enough about them and this book did a fantastic job at explaining the information in a way that was intriguing and interesting.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning about genetics and evolution, as well as some of histories past illnesses and plagues and how they became so powerful. I give this book a thumbs up and a rating of 9 out of 10. It was well written, and even though it was packed with information it was easy and clear to understand. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
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Posted March 15, 2013