The Red Queen

The Red Queen


Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture -- including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.

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  • Chapter 001

    Duration: 46min

  • Chapter 002

    Duration: 01h04min

  • Chapter 003

    Duration: 39min

  • Chapter 004

    Duration: 39min

  • Chapter 005

    Duration: 46min

  • Chapter 006

    Duration: 45min

  • Chapter 007

    Duration: 44min

  • Chapter 008

    Duration: 47min

  • Chapter 009

    Duration: 48min

  • Chapter 010

    Duration: 36min

  • Chapter 011

    Duration: 39min

  • Chapter 012

    Duration: 43min

  • Chapter 013

    Duration: 01h10min

  • Chapter 014

    Duration: 01h05min

  • Chapter 015

    Duration: 42min

  • Chapter 016

    Duration: 43min

  • Chapter 017

    Duration: 07min

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