“The Evolution of Beauty” with Eric Walberg and Josh Mitteldorf
Podcaster’s note: You could have listened to this show last weekend if you’d gotten a paid subscription to my Substack.
Should Darwin’s thesis be rewritten as “the survival of the most gorgeous”? That’s the takeaway from Richard Prum’s The evolution of beauty: How Darwin’s forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world — and us (2017) according to Eric Walberg’s new review. Joining Eric to discuss Prum’s book is anti-aging scientist and evolutionary theorist Josh Mitteldorf.