EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 8, Issue 1, 2018-2019
Clogged Ears and Loud Mouths: A Review of The Ape That Understood The Universe
Zach Rausch, Kanji Rodriguez, & Jeremy Weintraub
Steven Stewart-Williams, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, has taken on the daunting task to report on the progress of the scientific understanding of human behavior and culture. The Ape That Understood the Universe is an exposé on the recent developments and accepted theories in Evolutionary Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, and Cultural Evolutionary Theory. This book serves to synthesize these areas and, in doing so, provides the reader with the capacity to formulate a complete view of human nature as understood from these perspectives. Stewart-Williams uses accessible language to present complex theoretical ideas, accepted scientific theories, and profoundly controversial arguments that allow for a non-specialist reader to enter the world of the evolutionist. Ostensibly frustrated and disillusioned with nurture-based models of human nature, Stewart-Williams utilizes extensive evidence to provide a conspicuously accessible approach to understanding the purpose of human life and why we are the way we are. Although compelling and humorous, some aspects of the book may have alienated the people who ought to read it most.
How to cite this article:
Rausch, Z., Rodriguez, K., & Weintraub, J. (2019). Clogged Ears and Loud Mouths: A Review of The Ape That Understood The Universe. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 8(1), 59-63.