Whilst watching Richard Dawkins interview Randolph Nesse (see below), I was struck by just how few doctors have, it seems, a background that includes evolutionary theory. The very notion seems quite preposterous — not in the least what I would have expected.
This apart, I was fascinated by the insights that Nesse provided — and rather than waffle on about them myself, because it’s Sunday and I’ve eaten too much, I’ll leave it to the man himself to explain. (The explanation of why our intestines are prone to becoming entangled/twisted seemed so obvious once he’d explained it!)
If you find the video interesting you may also want to visit the website Evolution and Medicine Network.
All text © 2009 Gary William Murning