[Juan Enriquez] Evolving Ourselves How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Changing Life on Earth [viking romance Book] DOC – DOC, Kindle or Book Read

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Nt not only in our teeth but throughout our bodies and minds Though these harbingers of change are deeply unsettling the authors argue that we are also in an epoch of tremendous opportunity New advances in biotechnology help us mitigate the cruel forces of natural selection from saving prematurely born babies to gene therapies for sickle cell anemia and other conditions As technology like CRISPR enables us to take control of our genes we will be able to alter our own species and many others a good thing given that our eventual survival will reuire space travel and colonization enabled by a fundamental redesign of our bodiesFuture humans could become great caretakers of the planet as well as a diverse resilient gentler and intelligent species but only if we make the right choices nowIntelligent provocative and optimistic Evolving Ourselves is the ultimate guide to the next phase of life on Earth. If I had to pick one person to have a conversation with at a party it would be Juan Enriuez This book talks about all the things I ponder all day everyday It s

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“We are the primary drivers of change We will directly and indirectly determine what lives what dies where and when We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands”Why are rates of conditions like autism asthma obesity and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace Why are humans living longer getting smarter and having far fewer kids How might your lifestyle affect your unborn children and grandchildren How will gene editing technologies like CRISPR steer the course of human evolution If Darwin were alive today how would he explain this new world Could our progeny eventually become a different species or severalIn Evolving Ourselves futurist Juan Enriuez and scientist Steve Gullans conduct a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution sometimes intentionally sometimes not For example   •  Globally rates of obesity in humans nearl. This is possibly the single worst pop science book ever written It is in fact one of the worst books I ve ever read and I m including self published tripe with

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Y doubled between 1980 and 2014 What’s there’s evidence that other species from pasture fed horses to lab animals to house cats are also getting fatter    •  As reported by US government agencies the rate of autism rose by 131 percent from 2001 to 2010 an increase that cannot be attributed simply to increases in diagnosis rates    •  Three hundred years ago almost no one with a serious nut allergy lived long enough to reproduce Today despite an environment in which food allergies have increased by 50 percent in just over a decade 17 million Americans who suffer from food allergies survive thrive and pass their genes and behaviors on to the next generation    •  In the pre Twinkie era early humans had uite healthy mouths As we began cooking bathing and using antibiotics the bacteria in our bodies changed dramatically and became far less diverse Today the conseuences are evide. Really enjoyed this book and the many jumping off points it provided for future research


10 thoughts on “Evolving Ourselves How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Changing Life on Earth

  1. says:

    This is possibly the single worst pop science book ever written It is in fact one of the worst books I've ever read and I'm including self published tripe with multiple spelling errors It is the book euivalent of those Facebook science memes You know the ones spurious science facts propagated by people who supposedly love science but have absolutely no idea what it is Everything about this book is bad From the writing which is pe

  2. says:

    Evolving OurselvesI have to say I really liked this book It's smart and visionary and irreverent and just plain fun A great summer

  3. says:

    I am still in between speechless and a stunning achievement

  4. says:

    Is humanity now driving the evolutionary bus? Are we bypassing the slow scenic route and speeding it down the expressway? Do we know where we're going? Have I just overextended a metaphor? Seldom do I find a nonfic

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    The Complicated Made SimplerAn extremely educational book by two authors who have so much to say covering a broad

  6. says:

    Really enjoyed this book and the many jumping off points it provided for future research

  7. says:

    If I had to pick one person to have a conversation with at a party it would be Juan Enriuez This book talks about all the things I ponder all day everyday It's a must read

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    20160609–20160613ContentsEnriuez J Gullans S 2015 1050 Evolving Ourselves How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on EarthWhat Would Darwin Write Today?1 Symptoms of Real Time Evolution• Is Autism a Harbi

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    I'd like to thank the author for a copy of the book and the chance to review it through the GoodReads First Reads programWow I loved this book “Evolving Ourselves” is the perfect marriage of history and scien

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    This is a fascinating book about the speed up of evolution in a largely human controlled for now world I disagree with the point of view of the authors that modern technology including genetic engineering is mainly a good thing and th

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