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February 19, 2009

Hawks on "The 10,000 Year Explosion"

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Anthropologist John Hawks reads and reacts to Cochran and Harpending's "The 10,000 Year Explosion." Verdict: "I've read most of the recent popular books about human evolution or genetics. To me, this one stands above the others."

Read the 2Blowhards interview with Gregory Cochran here.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at February 19, 2009




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Stray thought. Agriculture leads to living cheek-by-jowl with pigs, fowl, cattle and so on. Bacterial and viral swaps will presumably occur on a scale unknown to hunter-gatherers. That'll gee up evolution. Do they mention that?

Posted by: dearieme on February 20, 2009 6:10 PM



That's a major part of the book's argument/reasoning.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on February 20, 2009 8:02 PM






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