Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

The answers are in this groundbreaking book by two founders of the emerging science of Darwinian medicine, who deftly synthesize the latest research on disorders ranging from allergies to Alzheimer's and from cancer to Huntington's chorea. Why We Get...

Title:Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine
ISBN:9780679746744
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  • Kyle

    The title and physical design of this book gave me the initial impression that this book was fluff. "The New Science" made it sound, frankly, like pseudoscience. The impression of pseudoscience (perha...

  • Soumya Sayujya

    When something terrible happens(and serious disease is always terrible )people want to know why. In a pantheistic world, the explanation was simple one God had caused the problem,another could cure it...

  • Justin

    Started off good and is a great concept for a book, but...it is almost 20 years out of date, it offers way too many questions without enough answers, and it tends to overreach in some of its explanati...

  • Diana Pauksta

    READ THIS BOOK! it's fascinating and it makes sense. it explains a lot about why our bodies malfunction in the ways they do and how many diseases/genetic disorders were actually trade-offs for increas...

  • Stephen

    Years ago I read an exceptional book on evolution by David Sloan Wilson. I say exceptional because it advocated for freeing evolution from being mere natural history: instead, Wilson argued that we sh...

  • Crosby

    This is a book for those who are not satisfied with answers to their questions that sound like: "just because that's the way things are...", or "what difference does it make?..." or "it's part of the ...

  • Ethan

    Your body is designed to make more humans under stone age conditions - that includes your brain. Our present circumstances are far removed from the stone age, but it'll be millions of years before our...

  • Xander

    This is part treatise, part exposition. Nesse (a psychiatrist) teams up with Williams (an evolutionary biologist) to explain us how biology relates to medicine and why we especially doctors, should as...

  • Sandra

    Worth a read. The authors argue for the value of an evolutionary perspective to better understand disease processes and health vulnerability, rather than just looking at the "proximate" causes (the us...

  • Elentarri

    This is a well written book that takes a look at why people get sick from an evolutionary perspective. This book is easy enough to understand without requiring a medical/biology degree, but not so sim...