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Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life

Author: D C Dennett
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995.
Series: ISSR Library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proponent of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution discusses how the idea has been distorted and the correct way to think about evolution, and examines challenges to the theory and its impact on the future of humans.
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Dennett, Daniel Clement.
Darwin's dangerous idea.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995
(OCoLC)623383668
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C Dennett
ISBN: 0684802902 9780684802909 068482471X 9780684824710
OCLC Number: 31867409
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 1995
Description: 586 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Tell me why --
An idea is born --
Universal acid --
The tree of life --
The possible and the actual --
Threads of actuality in design space --
Priming Darwin's pump --
Biology is engineering --
Searching for quality --
Bully for brontosaurus --
Controversies contained --
The cranes of culture --
Losing our minds to Darwin --
The evolution of meanings --
The emperor's new mind, and other fables --
On the origin of morality --
Redesigning morality --
The future of an idea.
Series Title: ISSR Library.
Responsibility: Daniel C. Dennett.
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