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Darwinian heresies

Author: Abigail Lustig; Robert J Richards; Michael Ruse
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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"Darwinian Heresies looks at the history of evolutionary thought, breaking through much of the conventional thinking to see whether there are assumptions or theories that are blinding us to important issues. The collection, which includes some of today's leading historians and philosophers of science, digs beneath the surface and shows that not all is precisely as it is too often assumed to be. Covering a wide range  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Lustig; Robert J Richards; Michael Ruse
ISBN: 0521815169 9780521815161
OCLC Number: 53967042
Description: viii, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Biologists on Crusade / Abigail Lustig --
Russian theoretical biology between heresy and orthodoxy: Georgii Shaposhinikov and his experiments on plant lice / Elena Aronova and Daniel Alexandrov --
The spectre of Darwinism: the popular image of Darwinism in early twentieth-century Britain / Peter J. Bowler --
Natural theology / Abigail Lustig --
Ironic heresy: how young-earth creationists came to embrace rapid microevolution by means of natural selection / Ronald L. Numbers --
If this be heresy: Haeckel's conversion to Darwinism / Robert J. Richards --
Adaptive landscapes and dynamic equilibrium: the Spencerian contribution to twentieth-century, American, evolutionary biology / Michael Ruse --
'The ninth moral sin': the Lamarckism of W.M. Wheeler / Charlotte Sleigh --
Contemporary Darwinism and religion / Mikael Stenmark.
Responsibility: edited by Abigail Lustig, Robert J. Richards, Michael Ruse.
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This 2004 book traces the history of evolutionary thought, and challenges many long-established assumptions.  Read more...

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"A provocative analysis of evolutionary concepts for those engaged in the history of ideas." J.S. Schwartz, CUNY College of Staten Island, CHOICE "This collection of essays is really fun." New Read more...

 
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