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Life's solution : inevitable humans in a lonely universe

Author: S Conway Morris
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The history of life is littered with accidents: any twist or turn may lead to a completely different world. Now this view is being challenged. Simon Conway Morris explores the evidence demonstrating life's almost eerie ability to navigate to the correct solution, repeatedly. Eyes, brains, tools, even culture: all are very much on the cards. So if these are all evolutionary inevitabilities, where are our  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Conway Morris
ISBN: 0521603250 9780521603256
OCLC Number: 156902715
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 486 pages : illustrations
Contents: Preface : the Cambridge sandwich --
1. Looking for Easter Island --
2. Can we break the great code? --
3. Universal goo : life as a cosmic principle? --
4. The origin of life : straining the soup or our credulity? --
5. Uniquely lucky? : the strangeness of Earth --
6. Converging on the extreme --
7. Seeing convergence --
8. Alien convergences? --
9. The non-prevalence of humanoids? --
10. Evolution bound : the ubiquity of convergence --
11. Towards a theology of evolution --
12. Last word.
Responsibility: Simon Conway Morris.

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A controversial challenge to current views of evolution, for the general reader.  Read more...

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