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The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture - Matt Ridley
The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture
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Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior. Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to... show more
Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior. Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to explain how this paradoxical creature, the human being, can be simultaneously free-willed and motivated by instinct and culture. With the decoding of the human genome, we now know that genes not only predetermine the broad structure of the brain, they also absorb formative experiences, react to social cues, and even run memory. They are consequences as well as causes of the will.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060006792 (006000679X)
ASIN: 006000679X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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3.0 Qué nos hace humanos
Temas muy interesantes de genética. Me agradó el mensaje de que el eterno debate entre ambiente y genes es inútil, aunque quiza no debió ser tan reiterativo.
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