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Monad to man : the concept of progress in evolutionary biology

Author: Michael Ruse; International Society for Science and Religion.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2009, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The idea of evolution: it fascinates some of us, disturbs others, and leaves only a very few people indifferent. In a major new interpretation of evolutionary theory, Michael Ruse pinpoints the common source of this attraction and discomfort. A renowned writer on evolutionary theory and its history, Ruse has long been sensitive to the fact that many people--and not simply religious enthusiasts--find something deeply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruse; International Society for Science and Religion.
ISBN: 9780674032484 0674032489
OCLC Number: 772441514
Notes: Originally published: 1996.
Donated by the International Society for Science & Religion (ISSR).
ISSR: ZZ3 RM11 (spine).
Description: x, 628 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Progress and culture --
The birth of evolutionism --
The nineteenth century: from Cuvier to Owen --
Charles Darwin and progress --
Evolution as world view --
The professional biologist --
Evolution travels west --
British evolutionists and Mendelian genetics --
Discipline building in Britain --
The genetics of populations --
The synthesis --
Professional evolutionism --
Contemporary debates --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Concept of progress in evolutionary biology
Responsibility: Michael Ruse.

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In interviews with today's major figures in evolutionary biology--including Stephen Jay Gould, E. O. Wilson, Ernst Mayr, and John Maynard Smith--Ruse offers an unparalleled account of evolutionary  Read more...

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"A superb summary of the views of every major evolutionist. The result is unfailingly interesting. Ruse presents much to argue with, both for aficionados of evolution and for theorists of science." - Read more...

 
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