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|Named Person:||Charles Darwin|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jerry A Fodor; Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
|Description:||xx, 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||What kind of theory is the theory of natural selection? --
Internal constraints : what the new biology tells us --
Whole genomes, networks, modules and other complexities --
Many constraints, many environments --
The return of the laws of form --
Many are called but few are chosen : the problem of 'selection-for' --
No exit? : some responses to the problem of 'selection-for' --
Did the dodo lose its ecological niche? : or was it the other way around? --
Summary and postlude.
|Responsibility:||Jerry Fodor, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini.|
In this provocative, enlightening, and very entertaining book, the authors argue that natural selection cannot explain how evolution occurs and then proceed to outline significant scientific and philosophical problems with the theory as well as suggesting new ways of thinking about evolution.