Daily Archives: May 16, 2019

** The Accidental Homo Sapiens by Ian Tattersall and Rob Desalle

The central idea in The Accidental Homo Sapiens: Genetics, Behavior, and Free Will, that exploring genetics with an on/off switch approach is reductive and misguided, is welcome and helpful. Since most behaviors occur on a spectrum or bell curve, research needs to be more nuanced and requires big data–and the public needs to realize that Mendelian results are unlikely to emerge.

That said, I felt that the book meandered and fell short from providing a commentary useful to a layperson.

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