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In no particular order, below is my reading list. This is not an extensive list of the books I’ve read in my life, only what I’ve read (bought) in the past three years


(1) Race: The Reality of Human Differences (Sarich and Miele, 2004)

(2) Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction Between Nature and Nurture (Tabery, 2014)

(3) Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness (Noë, 2014)

(4) Limits of Science? Important things we do not know about everything (Beerbower, 2016)

(5) Evolutionary Biology: Conceptual, Ethical, and Religious Issues (Edited by Thompson and Walsh, 2014)

(6) Genes and Future People: Philosophical Issues in Human Genetics (Glannon, 2002)

(7) The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America’s Unburied Dead (Fabian, 2010)

(8) The Ontogeny of Information: Developmental Systems and Evolution (Oyama, 1985)

(9) Evolution’s Eye: A System’s View of the Biology-Culture Divide (Oyama, 2000)

(10) I am Not a Brain: Philosophy of Mind for the 21st Century (Gabriel, 2017)

(11) Agents and Goals in Evolution (Okasha, 2018)

(12) Getting Darwin Wrong: Why Evolutionary Psychology Won’t Work (Wallace, 2010)

(13) Sex and Death: An Introduction to Philosophy of Biology (Sterelny and Griffiths, 1999)

(14) What Darwin Got Wrong (Fodor and Piatteli-Palmarini, 2010)

(15) The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance (Epstein, 2014)

(16) Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity (Noble, 2017

(17) Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life (Jablonka and Lamb, 2005)

(18) Making Sense of Genes (Kampourakis, 2017)

(19) Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will (Murphy and Brown, 2009)

(20) The Essential Davidson (Introduction by Lepore and Ludwig, 2006)

(21) Evolutionary Psychology as Maladapted Psychology (Richardson, 2007)

(22) Ingenious Genes: How Gene Regulation Networks Evolve to Control Development (Sansom, 2011)

(23) Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False (Nagle, 2012)

(24) Mental Causation: The Mind-Body Problem (Dardis, 2008)

(25) Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live (Zuk, 2014)

(26) Logic and Philosophy: An Integrated Introduction (Brenner, 1993)

(27) Why Gould Was Wrong (Oeijord, 2003)

(28) Not in Your Genes: The Real Reason Why Children Are Like Their Parents James, 2016)

(29) Evolving Human Nutrition: Implications for Public Health (Ulijaszek, Mann, and Elton, 2012)

(30) The Philosophy of Human Evolution (Ruse, 2012)

(31) Genetics and Philosophy: An Introduction (Griffiths and Stotz, 2013)

(32) What is Philosophy For? (Midgley, 2018)

(33) A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes (Rutherford, 2017)

(34) Genes, Polymorphisms, and the Making of Societies: How Genetic Behavioral Traits Influence Human Cultures (Kiaris, 2012)

(35) The Trouble with Twin Studies: A Reassessment of Twin Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Joseph, 2015)

(36) Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century (Yudell, 2014)

(37) Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ (Castles, 2012)

(38) Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind (Prinz, 2014)

(39) Darwin Deleted: Imagining a World without Darwin (Bowler, 2013)

(40) Getting Science Wrong: Why the Philosophy of Science Matters (Dicken, 2018)

(41) The Philosophy of Cognitive Science (Cain, 2015)

(42) Social By Nature: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics (Bliss, 2018)

(43) Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution (Bonduriansky and Day, 2018)

(44) Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry (Graham, 2002)

(45) Philosophy of Microbiology (O’Malley, 2014)

(46) Genes, Cells, and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology (Rose and Rose, 2013)

(47) The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals About Ourselves, Our History, and the Future (Coney and Fletcher, 2017)

(48) Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo (Carroll, 2006)

(49) The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally (Fung, 2018)

(50) The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral Epigenetics (Moore, 2015)

(51) The Epigenetics Revolution: How Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance (Carey, 2012)

(52) Darwin’s Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race (Hoberman, 1996)

(53) Psychology and Race (Edited by Watson, 1973)

(54) The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life (Dietert, 2016)

(55) Reliability in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Meta-Meta-Analysis (Uttal, 2012)

(56) Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (Longino, 2013)

(57) Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction (Jaworski, 2011)

(58) Straightening the Bell Curve: How Stereotypes about Black Masculinity Drive Research on Race and Intelligence (Hilliard, 2012)

(59) Schizophrenia and Genetics: The End of an Illusion (Joseph, 2017)

(60) Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability (Dolmage, 2018)

(61) Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color (Jablonski, 2012)

(62) The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique (Sterelny, 2012)

(63) Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past (Reich, 2018)

(64) The Gene: From Genetics to Postgenomics (Rheinberger and Müller-Wille, 2018)

(65) Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (Panofsky, 2014)

(66) Postgenomics: Perspectives on Biology After the Genome (Edited by Richardson and Stevens, 2015)

(67) Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Sapolsky, 2017)

(68) The Century of the Gene (Keller, 2000)

(69) My Cells Made Me Do It: The Story of Cellular Determinism (Hayes, 2015)

(70) Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count (Nisbett, 2010)

(71) The Obesity Epidemic: Why Diets and Exercise Don’t Work—And What Does (Toomath, 2017)

(72) Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence (Richardson, 2017)

(73) Rethinking Race: The Case for Deflationary Realism (Hardimon, 2017)

(74) DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship Between You and Your Genes (Heine, 2017)

(75) Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race (Fairbanks, 2015)

(76) The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Lieberman, 2013)

(77) The End of Overeating: Taking Back the Insatiable American Appetite (Kessler, 2009)

(78) Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin (Gould, 1996)

(79) Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human (Wrangham, 2009)

(80) J. Phillipe Rushton: A Life History Perspective (Dutton, 2018)

(81) Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss (Aamodt, 2016)

(82) The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Pinker, 2003)

(83) Understanding Biology (Mason et al, 2018)

(84) Up From Dragons: The Evolution of Human Intelligence (Skoyles and Sagan, 2002)

(85) Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form an Function (Saladin, 2010)

(86) The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime (Raine, 2014)

(87) The Selfish Gene (Dawkins, 1976)

(88) Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (Taubes, 2011)

(89) The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Fung, 2016)

(90) A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries About the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth (Ward and Kirschvink, 2016)

(91) A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History (Wade, 2014)

(92) Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It (Entine, 2000)

(93) Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology (Ruse, 1996)

(94) Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (Darwin, 1871)

(95) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (Darwin, 1859)

(96) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Diamond, 1997)

(97) This is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Change Our Society (McAuliffe, 2016)

(98) Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again (Mann, 2015)

(99) Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind (Laland, 2017)

(100) Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and Natural History (Gould, 1989)

(101) The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And Us (Prum, 2017)

(102) Arrival of the Fittest: How Nature Innovates (Wagner, 2015)

(103) This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress (Edited by Brockman, 2015)

(104) The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Haidt, 2012)

(105) Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Diversity (Harcourt, 2016)

(106) Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss–and the Realities of Dieting (Kolata, 2008)

(107) Why Evolution Is True (Coyne, 2010)

(108) The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Dawkins, 2009)

(109) The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting (Fung and Moore, 2016)

(110) Altruism, Socialization, and Society (Rushton, 1980)

(111) The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship Between Natural Selection and Reproduction (Rothman, 2015)

(112) The Meaning of Human Existence (Wilson, 2015)

(113) The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Ridley, 1993)

(114) The Evolution Delusion: A Scientific Study of Creation and Evolution (Kirkwood, 2015)

(115) The Ten Thousand Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution (Cochran and Harpending, 2009)

(116) Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Greene, 2013)

(117) The God Delusion (Dawkins, 2006)

(118) The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable (Herculano-Houzel, 2016)

(119) The Testosterone Hypothesis: How Hormones Regulate the Lifecycles of Civilizations (Barzilai, 2015)

(120) Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence (Graffin, 2016)

(121) An Odyssey in Time: The Dinosaurs of North America (Russell, 1992)

(122) Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective (Rushton, 1995)

(123) The g Factor: The Science of Mental Ability (Jensen, 1998)

(124) IQ and Human Intelligence (Mackintosh, 1998)

(125) Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health (Taubes, 2008)

(126) Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks (Claxton, 2015)

(127) The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (Murray and Herrnstein, 1994)

(128) The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ (Shenk, 2010)

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3 Comments

  1. thanks! i didn’t see this before.

    there’s this tension between the health benefits of lean body mass and the health benefits of a low protein diet and calorie restriction as advocated by two italian american physicians, fontana and longo. longo’s parents were from the tip of the boot. what’s that called?

    splitting the difference…i think the best is to gain A LOT of lean mass up to the age of 35 and then just maintain it…with a low protein and low calorie diet.

    the ripped look…looks sick…unhealthy…at least to me.

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    • but for every one lift with the upper body, do two with the lower body, as the lower body atrophies (with age) at twice the rate.

      not what gym rats wanna hear, but…

      the only reason arnold beat lou was arnold just had a better developed lower body.

      fuggetabout spaghetti arms…arnold’s legs won!

      but concentrate on the calfs/calves and buttocks.

      the thighs will take care of themselves.

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    • i mean it’s almost imperceptible but i thought…

      fuggedabout serge nubret…

      arnold beat lou because arnold had a slightly better lower body.
      arnold beat franco because franco was short.

      that’s really IT!

      Pumping Iron is one of the top 20 movies ever. the only documentary which is better is Gates of Heaven.

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