Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nature

Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nature

by Matt Ridley
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Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nature 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
magdaMD More than 1 year ago
Matt Ridley is my favorite author so far. He makes it sooo easy to understand concepts that seems so hard. Really, check it out!
Lord_Fiach More than 1 year ago
No matter what your reading level is, The Agile Gene will make sense and will be understood in all areas of its discussion. My intellect is tested by many books I've studied recently but in most of this book's portions, I was not challenged in by ability to understand the content or the point of Matt Ridley's conversation. It explains easily the purpose of its content and helps any reader with any purpose, whether recreation or research, to better understand our own agile genes and all that surround us.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The debate between evolution and creationism has continued unabated for over a century. The author reveals at the beginning of the book that humans and chimpanzees share 98.5% of their DNA. When I mentioned this startling fact to my wife, she replied: ¿Maybe God was practicing.¿ When you also consider the original title of the book, Nature via Nurture, many may come to realize that human development is not straightforward but consisting of many interacting elements of unforeseen origin. The author covers a lot of ground, beginning with such basics as the definition of a gene, their interactions, and their expressions. He then proceeds to explain how human development is both a product and a summation of gene expressions and the environment. In that endeavor, he explores such areas as differences in personality, intelligence, and aging. He later advances into applied medicine, or behavior and personality disorders. If you are interested in finding out which has the greater influence, nature or nurture in human development , then this book will reveal the mechanisms involved in the processes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my husband's favorite Ridley book. He liked it even better than Genome and Red Queen. It is the same book as Nature Via Nurture, just with a new title for the paperback edition, so please don't buy both or you will be buying the same book twice!