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The 10,000 Year Explosion provides a a different view of human evolution and culture. The anthropology community believes human evolution stopped 40,000 years ago. Cochran and Harpending disagree and in fact argue it has accelerated and is moving at a tremendous rate now. Genetics have influence on culture as culture influences genetics. With humans, this is happening faster than other species due to our ability to make great changes in our environments. The boot is well researched and easy to read. It is seasoned with subtle humor. If you have an interest in what the recent genetic science has discovered and what it may mean for us, read this book.
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Gregory M. Cochran (born 1953) is a physicist, and research associate at the anthropology department at the University of Utah, known for hypotheses in evolutionary medicine and genetic anthropology.
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