Mean Genes: From Sex To Money To Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts

Mean Genes: From Sex To Money To Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts

Terry Burnham, Jay Phelan


Why will we want—and why can we do—so many stuff which are undesirable for us? and the way do we cease? In Mean Genes economist Terry Burnham and biologist Jay Phelan supply suggestion on the right way to overcome our personal worst enemy—our survival-minded genes. Having developed in a time of shortage, while our ancestors struggled to outlive within the wild, our genes are poorly tailored to the benefit of recent society. They compel us to overeat, spend our entire paycheck, and cheat on our spouses. yet realizing how they paintings, Burnham and Phelan exhibit that we will be able to trick those "mean genes" into submission and domesticate behaviors that might support us lead higher lives. a full of life, funny consultant to our evolutionary historical past, Mean Genes illuminates how we will be able to use an figuring out of our biology to overcome our instincts—before they beat us.

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