The 10,000 Year Explosion; How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

As frequent readers may know, I have a penchant for evolutionary biology, I am as well read as I am conversant on the topic.  I picked this book up on a whim, without a knowledge of the author(s), and I have been disappointed.  This is not among my favourite books, both in general and specifically relating to human evolution. It’s written well, though it is heavy on data and light on conclusions.

I appreciate the idea they tried to get across, that evolution has not left mankind behind, which is unexpectedly controversial, but yet seems to be common sense.

I would hesitate to recommend this to a friend, and probably would steer friends with less familiarity on this topic toward other titles.  All in all, I don’t necessarily agree with their conclusion, and I bet I’m not alone.  I give it a two out of five.

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