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Blueprint

The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

by Nicholas A. Christakis MD PhD

For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, ma...
Publish Date
2019
March 25
Goodreads rating
3.96
ISBN
9780316230032
Tags
sociology
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
Apr 01, 2019
In his terrific book Blueprint, Christakis explains that humans have evolved to work together and be social. Although this instinct originally developed because it made us more likely to live longer, our need to form groups has had a huge impact on human history.     source