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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