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This entire book is simply trying to prove (to the public, or the science community, I couldn't tell where it was aimed) that group selection is the main culprit behind why we are programmed to age. They do this by attacking the viewpoint of every single other theory accepted by science up to this point. Is somebody detesting the 'Disposable Soma Theory' from 92 different approaches something that may hold you interest? Would you mind hearing the term 'Neo-Darwinian theory' 492 times? If so this book is for you. But that's not what I was looking for. And the cherry on top was the fact that the narrator to the audio book sounds like Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A southern California surfer may not have been the best choice to narrate this book.
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The first few and last few chapters of this book are terrible. The author goes on and on with his amateurish thoughts on philosophy, economics, and other subjects. The middle chapters were a very interesting coverage of the evolution of aging as well as research on aging. The book is worth it for the middle chapters. The begining almost made me quit the book early, and the end made me question the credibility of the middle chapters.