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A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein

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In their fascinating book A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century, Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein examine the biggest problems facing modern society through the biological lens of our evolutionary history.

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A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

by Heather Heying

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Since the Industrial Revolution, technological advancement has made our lives safer and more prosperous than ever before, yet rates of loneliness and dissatisfaction continue to rise. This worrying inconsistency at the heart of society reveals a tension between our ancient biology and the rapidly evolving modern world.

Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein are renowned evolutionary biologists who earned Ph.D.s in biology from the University of Michigan. Their research on evolution and adaptation has attracted worldwide attention, and they have been invited to share their expertise with the Department of Justice and the Department of Education.

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century takes you on a journey through our evolutionary history, providing a biological framework that will equip you with the necessary knowledge to navigate the dangers of modernity and live a wiser, more fulfilling life.

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Our species' pace of change now outstrips our ability to adapt. We are generating new problems at a new and accelerating rate, and it is making us sick - physically, psychologically, socially, and environmentally.

- Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein

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