Monday, 16 July 2018

The genealogy illusion

A 2,00 word article in Friday's Globe and Mail by Carl Zimmer concludes with .... the most important lesson is that we don't inherit our essence from some particular ancestors. We inherit all of history, our lives shaped by the broad trends of the societies in which we and our ancestors lived.

The article  summarizes Zimmer's book She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, current #5,414 on Amazon's bestselling books list.

The OPL has 10 holds on 2 copies of the downloadable audio-book version and 28 holds on 10 hard-copies.

Thanks to Glenn Wright and Patricia Barlosky for bringing the book to my attention.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was an excellent article too! Cheers, BT