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The evolution wars : a guide to the debates

Author: Michael Ruse
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries. Focuses on the great debates, including the 19th century clash over the nature of classification and debates about the fossil record, genetics, and human nature.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruse
ISBN: 0813530369 9780813530369
OCLC Number: 47136724
Description: xviii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Edward O. Wilson --
Monad to man: the birth of an idea --
Mystery of mysteries: the legacy of Charles Darwin --
Modified monkeys: evolution as religion --
The New world: Darwin in America --
Cold war warriors: Dawin and genetics --
In the beginnning: the origin of life --
"Going the whole orang": human origins --
Genetic determinism? human sociobiolgy arrives --
Challenges to orthodoxy: alternatives to Darwinism --
Ultimate questions: science and religion --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michael Ruse ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson.

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