The Thin Bone Vault: The Origin of Human Intelligence




      The Thin Bone Vault: The Origin of Human Intelligence
This book delves into one of the greatest riddles perplexing modern science Why are humans so smart In a format understandable even by the non expert, the author investigates the origins of human intelligence, starting with classical Darwinian concepts Thus, the strengths and beauty of natural selection are presented with many examples taken from natural history Common criticisms of Darwin, from scientists and non scientists alike, are confronted and shown to be either inconclusive or outright falseThe author then launches into a discussion of human intelligence, the most important feature of human evolution, and how it cannot be fully explained by mutational selection Modern humans are smarter than what is demanded by our evolutionary experience as hunter gatherers The difficulty lies in the inability of natural selection to answer the following question how can a complex set of genes, controlling expensive traits with little immediate benefit, come into permanent existence within a short time period in every member of a small population which was dispersed and geographically isolated over a huge planet which had a low reproductive output and a low mutation rateThe book concludes with a speculative epigenetic theory of intelligence that does not require DNA mutations as a source of evolution Although the book is comprehensible by anyone with a college education, this last section in particular should intrigue both layman and expert alikeContents Evolution Darwin and Natural Selection Darwin Analyzed Lamarck The Thin Bone Vault Definition of Intelligence A Brief History of the Mind Population Culture Animal Intelligence Evolutionary Potential Elementary Genetics Gene Variability, Examples Directed Mutations Genetics and Intelligence Evolution of Intelligence, an Epigenetic Model Epigenetics The Cranial Feedback Mechanism. Free Read The Thin Bone Vault: The Origin of Human Intelligence [ Author ] Fredric M. Menger [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 302 pages
  • The Thin Bone Vault: The Origin of Human Intelligence
  • Fredric M. Menger
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
  • 1848163363

10 thoughts on “ The Thin Bone Vault: The Origin of Human Intelligence

  1. Pipim says:

    Quite an interesting book especially for those who aren t familiar with the cases made for and against evolution The author states many cases for and against natural selection and admits some are indeed valid and without answers He goes on to answer so...

  2. Echo says:

    This book was a mixed bag for me, his take on evolution and human intelligence seemed a bit lacking but the epigenetic and biochemical material was stimulating and interesting I have no background in biology or anthropology so my objections are probably deeply flawed but if the book wascomprehensive I might ve known why view spoiler The good bold theorizing But testable and falsifiable, so it hasmerit than technically savvy sci fi still, all it changes is the mechanism It This book was a mixed bag for me, his take on evolution and human intelligence seemed a bit lacking but the epigenetic and biochemical material was stimulating and interesting I have no background in biology or anthropology so my objections are probably deeply flawed but if the book wascomprehensive I might ve known why view spoiler The good bold theorizing But testable and falsifiable, so it hasmerit than technically savvy sci fi still, all it changes is the mechanism It doesn t address the selection pressures, why intelligence, or many of the obje...

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