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Hen S Teeth And Horse S Toes

Author : Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN : 0393311031
Genre : Nature
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A collection of essays answers questions about key scientific concepts, focusing, in particular, on Darwin's theory of evolution, natural selection, and its impact on biology, natural history, and modern science
Category: Nature

Hen S Teeth And Horse S Toes Further Reflections In Natural History

Author : Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN : 9780393340860
Genre : Science
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"Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy Kidder Over a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a "vibrantly healthy state," writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the "peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature," Gould introduces the reader to some of the many and wonderful manifestations of evolutionary biology.
Category: Science

Modern Jewish Identity

Author : Esther Reisel
ISBN : 9652291633
Genre : Religion
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The authors explore the philosophical, spiritual, and ideological uniqueness of Jewish thinking, its ability to meet the social ans scientific challenges of the present and future, and argue for unity within Judaism based on the Bible as.
Category: Religion

The Flamingo S Smile Reflections In Natural History

Author : Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN : 9780393340853
Genre : Nature
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"Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal—a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the sciences." --David Quammen, New York Times Book Review
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Stephen Jay Gould

Author : Patricia Kelley
ISBN : 0199706492
Genre : Science
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Considered by many during his lifetime as the most well-known scientist in the world, Stephen Jay Gould left an enormous and influential body of work. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the history of science, Gould provided major insights into our understanding of the history of life. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, launch macroevolution on a new course, and provide a context in which the biological developmental stages of an organism's embryonic growth could be integrated into an understanding of evolution. This book is a set of reflections on the many areas of Gould's intellectual life by the people who knew and understood him best: former students and prominent close collaborators. Mostly a critical assessment of his legacy, the chapters are not technical contributions but rather offer a combination of intellectual bibliography, personal memoir, and reflection on Gould's diverse scientific achievements. The work includes the most complete bibliography of his writings to date and offers a multi-dimensional view of Gould's life-work not to be found in any other volume.
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Visual Perception And Cognition In Infancy

Author : Carl Granrud
ISBN : 9781134757336
Genre : Psychology
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The chapters in this book are based on papers presented at the 23rd Carnegie Mellon Symposia on Cognition. At this exciting event, speaker after speaker presented new discoveries about infants' visual perception in areas ranging from sensory processes to visual cognition. The field continues to make significant progress in understanding the infant's perceptual world. Several advances have come from the development of new methods for exploring infant perception and cognition that have brought new empirical findings. Advances have also been made in understanding the mechanisms underlying perceptual development. Outstanding examples of this ongoing progress can be seen in the chapters of this volume.
Category: Psychology

Human Evolution And Christian Ethics

Author : Stephen J. Pope
ISBN : 9781139466110
Genre : Religion
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Can the origins of morality be explained entirely in evolutionary terms? If so, what are the implications for Christian moral theology and ethics? Is the latter redundant, as socio-biologists often assert? Stephen Pope argues that theologians need to engage with evolutionary theory rather than ignoring it. He shows that our growing knowledge of human evolution is compatible with Christian faith and morality, provided that the former is not interpreted reductionistically and the latter is not understood in fundamentalist ways. Christian ethics ought to incorporate evolutionary approaches to human nature to the extent that they provide helpful knowledge of the conditions of human flourishing, both collective and individual. From this perspective, a strong affirmation of human dignity and appreciation for the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity is consistent with a revised account of natural law and the cardinal virtues.
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The Language Of Physics

Author : Elizabeth Garber
ISBN : 0817640398
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Modern physics and mathematics are so closely associated that mathematics has long been regarded as the tool and language for physics. This book chronicles the development of this mathematical integration by physicists. Beginning with the mathematical giants of the 18th century, Garber convincingly demonstrates that the essential tools employed by 20th century theoretical physicists were in place by the year 1870.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Trees Of Life

Author : P.E. Griffiths
ISBN : 0792317092
Genre : History
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This volume contains papers presented by New Zealand and American philosophers of biology during a recent visit to New Zealand by Elliott Sober. Some of the papers reveal a unique local perspective on current debates. Robin Craw's highly original contribution to the `evolutionary' philosophy of science initiated by David Hull, applies to intellectual evolution the strongly biogeographic approach to the evolution of life that is a recognised New Zealand speciality. Other papers reflect past intellectual exchange between the two countries. Susan Oyama and Russell Gray's papers on the `developmental systems' approach to evolution, for example, are the outcome of several years of fruitful exchange. The remaining papers in the volume cover a wide range of topics. In addition to Sober's own discussion of post-sociobiological treatments of cultural evolution the volume includes Kim Sterelny's evaluation of `macroevolution', Paul Griffiths' analysis of adaptation and vestigiality, John Morss on the notion of ontogeny and Timothy Shanahan on the concept of drift.
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Author : Henry Robinson Luce
ISBN : UOM:39015075842529
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