We’re just an interesting sort of animal
A note for Lesson no. 1, "You Have One Brain (Not Three)," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 25 is:
Natural selection did not aim itself toward us — we’re just an interesting sort of animal with particular adaptations...
This idea comes from Henry Gee’s book The Accidental Species.
The turn of phrase "interesting sort of animal" comes from Henry Gee.
- Gee, Henry. 2013. The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.