Why We Get Sick
I occurred onto this charming title, Why We Get Sick Sick, with the similarly interesting caption of The New Science of Darwinian Medicine. The book, composed by a Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan and an Emeritus Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook, takes a gander at sickness from the perspective of the developmental biologist.
About Why We Get Sick
Why hasn’t Natural Selection idealized a human body that is impenetrable to illness as well as invested with fixed abilities to oppose the maturing system? The creators note the mystery of a human body with its exceptional intricacy and accuracy troubled with striking instances of imperfections and frailties – – all because of the course of Darwinian regular choice. In the creators’ view, regular choice outcomes in a heap of compromises.
“By bringing the evolutionary vision systematically into one of the last unconquered provinces, Nesse and Williams have devised not only means for the improvement of medicine but fundamental new insights into the human condition.”–Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
“In moving the focus from ‘how’ to ‘why’ questions, Nesse and Williams introduce readers to a new way of thinking about illness, one that promises to be of increasing interest as…our culture turns toward evolutionary explanations for human predicaments.”–Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac