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Ayala, Francisco José 1934-

Works: 161 works in 468 publications in 4 languages and 15,972 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Classification  Examinations, questions, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed, Interviewee
Classifications: QH366.2, 576.8
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Most widely held works about Francisco José Ayala
Most widely held works by Francisco José Ayala
Tempo and mode in evolution genetics and paleontology 50 years after Simpson ( )
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Variation and evolution in plants and microorganisms toward a new synthesis 50 years after Stebbins by Francisco J Ayala( )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of 17 papers marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Stebbins' classic. Organized into five sections, the book covers: early evolution and the origin of cells, virus and bacterial models, protoctist models, population variation, and trends and patterns in plant evolution
Darwin's gift to science and religion by Francisco José Ayala( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the publication in 1859 of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection", Charles Darwin established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation for nature's diversity. This was to be his gift to science and society - at last, we had an explanation for how life came to be on Earth. Scientists agree that the evolutionary origin of animals and plants is a scientific conclusion beyond reasonable doubt. They place it beside such established concepts as the roundness of the earth, its revolution around the sun, and the molecular composition of matter. That evolution has occurred, in other words, is a fact. Yet, as we approach the bicentennial celebration of Darwin's birth, the world finds itself divided over the truth of evolutionary theory. Consistently endorsed as "good science" by experts and overwhelmingly accepted as fact by the scientific community, it is not always accepted by the public - and our schools continue to be battlegrounds for this conflict. From the Tennessee trial of a biology teacher who dared to teach Darwin's theory to his students in 1925 to Tammy Kitzmiller's 2005 battle to keep intelligent design out of the Dover district schools in Pennsylvania, it's clear that we need to cut through the propaganda to quell the cacophony of raging debate. With the publication of "Darwin's Gift", a voice at once fresh and familiar brings a rational, measured perspective to the science of evolution. An acclaimed evolutionary biologist with a background in theology, Francisco Ayala offers clear explanations of the science, reviews the history that led us to ratify Darwin's theories, and ultimately provides a clear path for a confused and conflicted public."--Jacket
In the light of evolution ( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences address scientific topics of broad and current interest, cutting across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Each year, four or five such colloquia are scheduled, typically two days in length and international in scope. Colloquia are organized by a member of the Academy, often with the assistance of an organizing committee, and feature presentations by leading scientists in the field and discussions with a hundred or more researchers with an interest in the topic. Colloquia presentations are recorded and posted on the National Academy of Sciences Sackler colloquia website and published on CD-ROM. These Colloquia are made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Jill Sackler, in memory of her husband, Arthur M. Sackler
Human evolution trails from the past by Camilo José Cela Conde( )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is intended as a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from physical anthropology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy. Human evolution courses are now widespread and this book has the potential to satisfy the requirements of most, particularly at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level. It is based on a translation, albeit with substantial modification, of a successful Spanish language book. - ;Human Evolution provides a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from fields as diverse as p
In the light of evolution by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Human Condition is a collection of papers by leading evolutionary biologists and philosophers of science that reflect upon the Darwinian Revolution as it relates to the human condition at levels ranging from the molecular to the theological. The book focuses on understanding the evolutionary origin of humans and their biological and cultural traits. The Human Condition is organized into three parts: Human Phylogenetic History and the Paleontological Record; Structure and Function of the Human Genome; and Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of Being Human. This fourth volume from the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, was designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each volume explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series interprets phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, addresses some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and fosters a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences
Studies in the philosophy of biology : reduction and related problems by Francisco José Ayala( Book )
15 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern genetics by Francisco José Ayala( Book )
41 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary debates in philosophy of biology by Francisco J Ayala( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology brings together original essays on some of the most hotly debated questions in this lively and fast-moving field. Each of the ten sections introduces a specific issue within philosophy of biology and offers suggestions for further reading. Pairs of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars discuss the central questions in an engaging head-to-head debate. Together, the essays provide an accessible introduction to philosophy of biology, and a springboard to further discussion. Showcasing original arguments for well-defined positions, as well as clear and concise statements of sophisticated philosophical views, this volume is an excellent resource for professional philosophers, biologists, and students alike"--Jacket
Molecular evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Am I a monkey? : six big questions about evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite the ongoing cultural controversy in America, evolution remains a cornerstone of science. In this book, Francisco J. Ayala---an evolutionary biologist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and winner of the National Medal of Science and the Templeton Prize---cuts to the chase in a daring attempt to address, in nontechnical language several questions. This to-the-point book answers each of these questions with force. Ayala's occasionally biting essays refuse to lend credence to disingenuous ideas and arguments. He lays out the basic science that underlies evolutionary theory, explains how the process works, and soundly makes the case for why evolution is not a threat to religion. Brief, incisive, topical, authoritative, Am I a Monkey? will take you a day to read and a lifetime to ponder. --Book jacket
Evolving : the theory and processes of organic evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )
9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the light of evolution by Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences In the Light of Evolution V: Cooperation and Conflict( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Cooperation and Conflict," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 7-8, 2011, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. It is the fifth in a series of colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." The current volume explores recent developments in the study of cooperation and conflict, ranging from the level of the gene to societies and symbioses. Humans can be vicious, but paradoxically we are also among nature's great cooperators. Even our great conflicts-wars-are extremely cooperative endeavors on each side. Some of this cooperation is best understood culturally, but we are also products of evolution, with bodies, brains, and behaviors molded by natural selection. How cooperation evolves has been one of the big questions in evolutionary biology, and how it pays or does not pay is a great intellectual puzzle. The puzzle of cooperation was the dominant theme of research in the early years of Darwin's research, whereas recent work has emphasized its importance and ubiquity. Far from being a rare trait shown by social insects and a few others, cooperation is both widespread taxonomically and essential to life. The depth of research on cooperation and conflict has increased greatly, most notably in the direction of small organisms. Although most of In the Light of Evolution V: Cooperation and Conflict is about the new topics that are being treated as part of social evolution, such as genes, microbes, and medicine, the old fundamental subjects still matter and remain the object of vigorous research. The first four chapters revisit some of these standard arenas, including social insects, cooperatively breeding birds, mutualisms, and how to model social evolution."
Science and religion in search of cosmic purpose by John F Haught( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Systematics and the origin of species on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary by Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences on Systematics and the Origin of Species: On Ernst Mayr's 100th Anniversary( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In December 2004, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a colloquium on "Systematics and the Origin of Species" to celebrate Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary and to explore current knowledge concerning the origin of species. In 1942
Population and evolutionary genetics : a primer by Francisco José Ayala( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colloquium on Variation and Evolution in Plants and Microorganisms--Toward a New Synthesis--50 Years After Stebbins by Colloquium on Variation and Evolution in Plants and Microorganisms: Toward a New Synthesis: 50 years After Stebbins( )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolutionary and molecular biology : scientific perspectives on divine action ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of twenty-two research papers explores the creative interaction between evolutionary and molecular biology, philosophy, and theology. It is the result of the third of five international research conferences co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory, Rome, and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley. The overarching goal of these conferences is to support the engagement of constructive theology with the natural sciences and to investigate the philosophical and theological elements in ongoing theoretical research in the natural sciences."--Jacket
Genetics, development, and evolution : 17th Stadler Genetics Symposium by J. P Gustafson( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation and complex design ( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In December 2006, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a colloquium (featured as part of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia series) on "Adaptation and Complex Design" to synthesize recent empirical findings and conceptual approaches towards understanding the evolutionary origins and maintenance of complex adaptations. Darwin's elucidation of natural selection as a creative natural force was a monumental achievement in the history of science, but a century and a half later some religious believers still contend that biotic complexity registers conscious supernatural design. In this book, modern scientific perspectives are presented on the evolutionary origin and maintenance of complex phenotypes including various behaviors, anatomies, and physiologies. After an introduction by the editors and an opening historical and conceptual essay by Francisco Ayala, this book includes 14 papers presented by distinguished evolutionists at the colloquium. The papers are organized into sections covering epistemological approaches to the study of biocomplexity, a hierarchy of topics on biological complexity ranging from ontogeny to symbiosis, and case studies explaining how complex phenotypes are being dissected in terms of genetics and development." -- Publisher's website
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