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Why us? : how science rediscovered the mystery of ourselves

Author: James Le Fanu
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with two seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheritance and the workings of the brain-- questions that suggest there is, after all, "more than we can know."
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Le Fanu
ISBN: 9780375421983 037542198X
OCLC Number: 232980728
Description: xv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: A mystery to ourselves --
Science triumphant, almost --
The ascent of man : a riddle in two parts --
The limits of science 1 : the Quixotic universe --
The (evolutionary) 'reason for everything' : certainty --
The (evolutionary) 'reason for everything' : doubt --
The limits of science 2 : the impenetrable helix --
The fall of man : a tragedy in two acts --
The limits of science 3 : the unfathomable brain --
The silence --
Restoring man to his pedestal.
Responsibility: James Le Fanu.
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Describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with two seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheritance and the workings of the brain-- questions that suggest there is, after all, "more than we can know."

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