What would a world without men look like? In this book genetics professor Bryan Sykes explores the hypothesis that the Y chromosome, within 5,000 generations (approximately 125,000 years) will become extinct, and with it the male sex. Sykes believes one of the options for the survival of humanity is unisex reproduction by females. It's a fascinating read of an alternate world where we've transcended two sexes.
Biologist Edward O. Wilson writes beautifully about how the human species came to be, and why it just might be so that we are we and insects are insects and where both the human and non-human species are going in terms of evolution. We visit the beginning of time and travel in to an amazing world of biology. You will not be able to put this book down
In the times of ZIKA virus, this novel by Greg Bear may come too close to home.
"Ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans wait like sleeping dragons to wake and infect again--or so molecular biologist Kaye Lang believes. And now it looks as if her controversial theory is in fact chilling reality. For Christopher Dicken, a "virus hunter" at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, has pursued an elusive flu-like disease that strikes down expectant mothers and their offspring. Then a major discovery high in the Alps --the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family--reveals a shocking link: something that has slept in our genes for millions of years is waking up." (Description from Adlibris)
An segment from John Dobsons book "The Moon Is New".
"For hundreds of millions of years you have been bullied and pushed around," she said, "driven from the ocean to the rivers, from the rivers to the shallows, from the shallows to the swamps, and out on land. Always the species that were better adapted to the older environment stayed in the older environment. The faster fishes stayed in the sea. You are not descended from them. You are descended from a long line of misfits who were bullied and driven out. Always it was 'shape up or get out' and you got out."
A different view on the universe, evolution and a twist of everything you take for granted. Hard to explain, mind blowing to read!
Every and all neuroscientist have read at least one book by Michael S Gazzaniga, and so should you. He is entertaining, pedagogic and you won't ever see the brain in the same light as you once did after you've read his books.
"The rapid advance of scientific knowledge has raised ethical dilemmas that humankind has never before had to address. Questions about the moment when life technically begins and ends or about the morality of genetically designing babies are now relevant and timely. Our ever-increasing knowledge of the workings of the human brain can guide us in the formation of new moral principles in the twenty-first century. In The Ethical Brain, preeminent neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga presents the emerging social and ethical issues arising out of modern-day brain science and challenges the way we look at them. Courageous and thought-provoking -- a work of enormous intelligence, insight, and importance -- this book explores the hitherto uncharted landscape where science and society intersect. " (Description from GoodReads.com)