If sex is universal, why do species go about it in so many different ways? And what can humans learn from the mating habits of the creatures of the animal world? Sex is the engine of ... See full summary »
If sex is universal, why do species go about it in so many different ways? And what can humans learn from the mating habits of the creatures of the animal world? Sex is the engine of evolution - the drive to mix genes to produce the strongest, fastest or most efficient specimen of the species has propelled all of creation to evolve, adapt and survive. Promiscuity, jealousy, violence, incest, suicide, cannibalism and indeed hermaphrodites all serve an evolutionary purpose - and in the animal world, monogamy is a "sexually deviant" behavior that serves no evolutionary intent. Written by
Very informative - see authors book, qualifications and research
Some feel that this movie is without substance and research. So,I did my own research. Consider the following: THE AUTHOR (OLIVIA JUDSON) She has her own web site. Dr Tatiana.com. Olivia Judson is an evolutionary biologist and award-winning science journalist and writer.
She received her doctorate in biological sciences from Oxford University before joining the staff of The Economist, where she wrote about biology and medicine. After leaving The Economist, she has written for a wide variety of other publications, including The New York Times, Nature, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The Daily Telegraph.
She has also given a lectures and seminars at places including Harvard, Stanford, the University of Lausanne, and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. She is presently a research fellow at Imperial College London.
Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is her first book-and her first TV show.
REVIEWS of DR. TATIANA'S (OLIVIA JUDSON) SEX ADVICE TO ALL CREATION (from her web site)
a thorough, informative, original and entertaining survey of the of the evolutionary biology of sex Stuart Blackman, BBC Wildlife
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation manages the improbable feat of uniting in one volume the cosmic perspective of Charles Darwin with the titillating curiosity of Dr. Ruth. Ken Ringle, Washington Post
Dr Tatiana calls into question that other general law of nature: that males can be "free" but females must remain chaste. From stick insects to chimpanzees, females are hardly ever faithful. In species after species, rampant sexual freeness is no malfunction. Miriam Stoppard, The Times Higher Education Supplement
Cross dressing sponge lice. Flatworms using their privates as swords. Male manatees that make out with, well, other male manatees. Such is the startling and earthly natural universe well-known to Dr. Tatiana AKA Olivia Judson, a 33 year old Oxford trained Ph.D. in zoology whose 2002 book, Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation, has quickly evolved into a national best seller. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star
Judson walks this particular hedonistic tight-rope with aplomb - her text is both wonderfully entertaining and authoritative - and the inclusion of an extensive section of notes and references ensures that she retains her scientific respectability. All in all this is a stimulating feast of extraordinary sexual practices. It will keep you entertained and informed for hours. Tim Birkhead, Nature
If you trace back the ancestry of your genes for the past two billion years, every one of those genes (or almost every one) has spent half its time occupying male bodies and half its time occupying female bodies. But will future generations continue to use sex when they breed? Mark Ridley - Prospect Magazine
Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is a brilliantly devised and humorously written "advice column" for animals about their sex lives. As goofy and boorish as the sexual practices of most creatures may be, there is method in their madness. Ms Judson, an award-winning journalist and evolutionary biologist, masterfully explains why we should even care. Sex is never simple, but some creatures are in their own league of complexity. We have sex in all its kinky, eccentric variety to thank for all the beauty of nature. Joanna Gajewski - Journal of the World Economic Forum
This volume will surely prove itself to be both tremendously entertaining and educational. Tony Dickinson - Human Nature Review
This book is definitely a must-read. So go find this book. NOW. Massie K. Santos - Philippine Daily Inquirer
This film is a must watch but be prepared to listen.
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