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The Deep Structure of Biology : Is Convergence Sufficiently Ubiquitous to Give a Directional Signal.

Author: Simon Conway Morris
Publisher: West Conshohocken : Templeton Press, 2009.
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Twelve renowned scientists and theologians offer penetrating insights into the evolution dialogue in The Deep Structure of Biology. Each considers whether the orthodox model of evolution is sufficient and offers his/her own perspective on evolution and biology. Essays include: Chance and Necessity in Evolution Green Plants as Intelligent Organisms Canny Corvoids and Political Primates: A Case for Convergent  Read more...
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Morris, Simon Conway.
Deep Structure of Biology : Is Convergence Sufficiently Ubiquitous to Give a Directional Signal.
West Conshohocken : Templeton Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Conway Morris
ISBN: 9781599471723 1599471728
OCLC Number: 727649259
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1. Chance and Necessity in Evolution; 2. Convergent Evolution: A Periodic Table of Life?; 3. Life's Evolutionary History: Is It Determinate or Indeterminate?; 4. Evolution and Convergence: Some Wider Considerations; 5. Aspects of Plant Intelligence: Convergence and Evolution; 6. Convergent Evolution, Serendipity, and Intelligence for the Simple Minded; 7. Canny Corvids and Political Primates: A Case for Convergent Evolution in Intelligence; 8. Social and Cultural Evolution in the Ocean: Convergences and Contrasts with Terrestrial Systems. 9. The Illusion of Purpose in Evolution: A Human Evolutionary Perspective10. Purpose in a Darwinian World; 11. Plumbing the Depths: A Recovery of Natural Law and Natural Wisdom in the Context of Debates about Evolutionary Purpose; 12. Purpose in Nature: On the Possibility of a Theology of Evolution; Contributors; Index.

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Twelve renowned scientists and theologians offer penetrating insights into the evolution dialogue in The Deep Structure of Biology. Each considers whether the orthodox model of evolution is sufficient and offers his/her own perspective on evolution and biology. Essays include: Chance and Necessity in Evolution Green Plants as Intelligent Organisms Canny Corvoids and Political Primates: A Case for Convergent Evolution in Intelligence Social and Cultural Evolution in the Ocean: Convergences and Contrasts with Terrestrial Systems Purpose in Nature: On the Possibility of a Theology.

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