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Darwin deleted : imagining a world without Darwin

Darwin deleted : imagining a world without Darwin

Author: Peter J Bowler
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2013 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A history of science text imagining how evolutionary theory and biology would have been understood if Darwin had never published his "Origin of Species" and other works.--publisher summary.

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Genre/Form: Counterfactual histories
Histoires contrefactuelles
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Bowler
ISBN: 9780226068671 0226068676
OCLC Number: 808010092
Description: 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: History, science, and counterfactuals --
Darwin's originality --
Supernaturalism runs out of steam --
The emergence of evolutionism --
A world with a purpose --
Whence natural selection? --
Evolution and religion : a conflict avoided? --
Social evolutionism.
Responsibility: Peter J. Bowler.


The ideas and terminology of Darwinism are so pervasive these days that it seems impossible to avoid them, let alone imagine a world without them. In this title, the author asks: What if Charles  Read more...


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