Complexity Digest 2011.16 - 19.03
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Gershenson
Founding Editor: Gottfried Mayer
The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Our Evolution, Harper
Summary: We evolved in a wilderness of parasites and mutualists, but we no longer see ourselves as being part of nature and the broader community of life. In the name of progress and clean living, we scrub much of nature off our bodies and try to remove whole kinds of life (parasites, bacteria) to allow ourselves to live free of wild danger. While "clean living" has benefited us in some ways, it has also made us sicker in others. Diabetes, allergies, anxiety disorders are increasingly plaguing bodies that have been removed from the ecological context in which they existed for millennia.
- Source: The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Our Evolution
[ http://www.amazon.com/dp/006180648X/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=compldiges-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=006180648X&adid=10155GYHJ8C99EA5TWZC& ], Rob Dunn, Harper, 2011/06/21