As an attempt to replace the dominant selectionist paradigm, The Mermaid's Tale
is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows among evolutionary biologists. At the very least, it ought to make them think very hard--as they should--about entertaining alternatives to our current received wisdom. (Ian Tattersall, Curator in the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History)
About the Author
Kenneth M. Weiss is Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology and Genetics, Pennsylvania State University.
Anne V. Buchanan is Senior Research Scientist, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University.