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Not by design : retiring Darwin's watchmaker

Autore: John O Reiss
Editore: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Since Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" was published, the argument of design is seeing a revival. This work tells how Darwin left the door open for this revival - and at the same time argues for a  Per saperne di più…

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Persona incaricata: Georges Cuvier, baron; Georges Cuvier, baron; Georges Cuvier; Georges Cuvier; Georges Cuvier
Tipo materiale: Government publication, State or province government publication
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John O Reiss
ISBN: 9780520258938 0520258932
Numero OCLC: 301798428
Descrizione: xviii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Prolegomena --
The problem --
Philosophical background --
How did we get into this mess? : from Socrates and Lucretius to Cuvier and Darwin --
Design versus the Epicurean hypothesis : two thousand years of debate --
Materialism, teleology, and evolution in the Enlightenment --
Cuvier and the principle of the conditions for existence --
Darwin, natural theology, and the principle of natural selection --
Evolution in Mendelian populations : teleology gets mathematical --
Existence and the mathematics of selection : the adaptive landscape versus the fundamental theorem --
Population growth, genetic load, and the limits of selection --
Natural selection and genetic drift : their role in evolutionary change --
The conditions for existence and evolutionary biology --
Adaptedness, natural selection, and the conditions for existence --
How to talk about macroevolution --
The conditions for existence as a unifying concept in evolutionary biology --
Evolutionary biology and intelligent design.
Responsabilità: John O. Reiss.

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