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How Science Works: Evolution : a Student Primer

Author: R John Ellis
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010.
Series: SpringerLink: Springer e-Books
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : Online-AusgView all editions and formats
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This general reading book is aimed at those interested in evolution and the philosophy of science. It covers many questions such as: what is the difference between fact and theory? Why are most  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R John Ellis
ISBN: 9789048131839 9048131839 9789048131822 9048131820
OCLC Number: 664677932
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Berlin [u.a.] Springer, 2010. online-Ressource.
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Contents: Acknowledgements Preface: The Importance of Science Introduction: The Aim of This Book Part I: Two Ways of Explaining the World - Supernaturalism and Naturalism - The Incompatibility of Science and Religion - Further Reading List Part II: How Science Works - Nullius in Verba - Occam's Razor - Religious Belief amongst Leading Scientists - Uncertainty - The Importance of Defining Terms - Facts, Theories and Hypotheses - Science and Religion Compared - The Naturalistic Origins of Moral Values - Further Reading List Part III: Darwin's Theory of Evolution - Biodiversity - Adaptation - Possible Explanations for Biodiversity & Adaptation - The Early Life of Charles Darwin - Evolution by Natural Selection - Direct Observation of Natural Selection in Finches - Historical Context of the Idea of Natural Selection - Common Misconceptions about Natural Selection - Genetic Drift - Further Reading List Part IV: The Evidence for Evolution - Similarities at the Molecular Level - The Unity of Biochemistry - The Principles of Molecular Biology - The Tree of Life - Lateral Gene Transfer - The Origin of Eukaryotes - Similarities at the Anatomical Level - Direct Observation - Transitional Fossils - Logical Inference - Hierarchical Classification - Biogeography - Vestigial Structures - Further Reading List Part V: The Evolution of Eyes - One of Darwin's Difficulties - Light-Detection Structures - Plausible Evolutionary Possibilities - Genetic Control of Eye Formation - Further Reading List Concluding Remarks Definitions Suggestions for Discussion Topics
Series Title: SpringerLink: Springer e-Books
Responsibility: by R. John Ellis.
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