Sex, Genes & Rock is Back to Black

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Today, I published my first-ever op-ed in the Sydney Morning Herald, on Amy Winehouse’s death and the fact that there is nothing special about dying at 27. Nothing special about the age of 27, and nothing special about dying. I criticise those who benefitted from her death, but resisted the temptation to argue that by dying of 27 she’ll be elevated to the status of a Cobain/Hendrix/Joplin, whether she deserves that or not. That said, any attempts by me to shift some sweet units of Sex, Genes & Rock ‘n’ Roll were purely ironic.

 

Rob Brooks

I am an evolutionary biologist who thinks about sex for a living. Things I have thought and written about include the evolution of mate choice, the costs of being attractive, the reason animals age and the links between sex, diet, obesity and death. Follow @Brooks_Rob on Twitter.

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