Quest: the essence of humanity
An intriguing work of history, philosophy, and popular science that explores the human desire to quest.
Scientists continually look for the genetic factors that make humans so very different in appearance and behaviour from most animals - the genes that are uniquely human. Respected biochemist and author Charles Pasternak argues that such genes do not exist. Instead, he suggests that it is our desire to quest - for food and shelter, for knowledge, for wealth, for adventure - coupled with our unique physical abilities to do so that have controlled our evolution and have led humans to develop away from closely related animals.
In this intriguing work of history, philosophy, and popular science, Pasternak uses his extensive biological knowledge to discuss man's nature and achievements, his genetic makeup, and his evolution.
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Review: Quest: The Essence of HumanityUser Review - Marissa Gauthier - Goodreads
I had really mixed feelings about this book. To give some background, Charles Pasternak is a biochemist and has written other books/texts relating to biology and biochemistry. He took on this book ... Read full review
Review: Quest: The Essence of HumanityUser Review - Goodreads
A little dry, but very informative for anyone with an interest in what motivates humanity to do what it does.
the genetic basis of quest
the origin of vision
development of human attributes
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