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Unfit for Purpose by Adam Hart

Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World

Adam Hart

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Bloomsbury Sigma
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 14 May 2020
ISBN: 9781472970992

Forged by natural selection and honed by evolution, humans are perfectly adapted machines. . . for a world that no longer exists.

3 stars out of 5
Ed O’Loughlin
30 Jul 2020

"thoughtful appraisal of a serious thesis"

Although sometimes jocular in tone, the book is a thoughtful and honest appraisal of a serious thesis, which takes painstaking care to avoid those trite anecdotal conclusions that Prof Hart dismisses as “Just So” stories. He is aiming to tell us nothing less than the truth, but if he hopes for the grand sweep of books such as Juval Harari’s Sapiens or Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, he loses his way in the minutiae of individual genes, conflicting studies and the Latin names of intestinal bacteria.