A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science
illuminates what it means to be human, from the
award-winning author of The Price of Altruism
We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world
was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from
the tearing-apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a
tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and
natural selection to explain fear and... more...