A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life Free Audiobook Download by Bret Weinstein,Heather Heying
To survive and thrive in the 21st century, we must become more like our ancestors, who thrived on a diet richer in plant foods instead of meat and other animal products.
This audiobook is written by the two main founders of the evolutionary psychology program at Evergreen State College, and it is an entertaining read. The authors talk about how evolution has shaped human behavior over the centuries, and that we are still adapting to life in a contemporary society today. They also discuss how humans are uniquely adapted to thrive in a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, but that this is not the way most people live now. This audiobook poses many questions and answers them as well.
Bret Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, take a look at the quest for survival through the eyes of a modern-day hunter-gatherer. They claim the 21st century is not as challenging for humans as it was centuries ago because we have gained so much of our nutrition from things other than hunting, gathering and cooking. They go on to say that although we may be more secure in our food supply today, that does not mean our world has adapted in kind.
The book, A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life by Bret Weinstein Heather Heying (audiobook download) starts out with a quote from the philosopher Langdon Winner: "Modernity is a process that robs us of our freedom." This quote sets up the major premise of the book: a radical rethinking of what it means to be human. The authors critique many aspects of modern life through their own personal experiences as well as with other experts in various fields.
As a hunter-gatherer, this book talks about the evolution of human beings and how they were able to stay in tune with their environment. It also talks about how hunter-gatherers had a set way of living that was different from the domestication process that took place during the 20th century. The author writes about what happened and why it happened.
The modern era has been a time of enormous changes, among them the shift to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the marked upsurge in obesity rates. In A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying invite us to return to that which has sustained us for tens of thousands of years: hunting and gathering. Today's present is not really our future; nature is a much better guide.
|Duration||8 hours 17 minutes|
|Author||Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying|
|Narrated||Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Category||Science & Technology|
|Parent Category||Biology & Chemistry, Social Science, Psychology|