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Collecting Evolution

The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin

by Matthew J. James

<p>In 1905, eight men from the California Academy of Sciences set sail from San Francisco for a scientific collection expedition in the Galapagos Islands, and by the time they were finished in 1906, they had completed one of the most important ...

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Comments on David Reich's Book (2018) Who We Are and How We Got Here

by Razie Mah

<p>In 1994, Luca Cavalli-Sforza publishes The History and Geography of Human Genes, using phenotypic markers such as blood antigens. Now, decades later, the techniques for sequencing the human genome have dramatically improved. So has ...

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Comments on Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky's Book (2016) Why Only Us?

by Razie Mah

<p>In 2016, Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky published a book on the evolution of language. They focus on computational systems and universal grammar, the respective fields of expertise for each author. They endorse a familiar proposal. Human ...

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Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and Human Evolution

by Diogo, Rui

<P>This book challenges the assumption that morphological data are inherently unsuitable for phylogeny reconstruction, argues that both molecular and morphological phylogenies should play a major role in systematics, and provides the most ...

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Complexity

The Evolution of Earth's Biodiversity and the Future of Humanity

by William C. Burger

<p>This very readable overview of natural history explores the dynamics that have made our planet so rich in biodiversity over time and supported the rise and dominance of our own species.<br />            <br /> Tracing the arc of ...

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Consciousness V Catastrophe

by Gillian Ross

<p>&quot;The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.&quot; Albert Einstein. The current crises besetting humanity call for a revolution in consciousness and a mystical ...

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Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p>The present volume consists of essays which I have contributed to various periodicals, or read before scientific societies during the last fifteen years, with others now printed for the first time. The two first of the series are printed ...

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Creationism & Evolution

Instant Knowledge Series, #10

by SAMUEL REED

<p data-version="1.1">An illustrated book investigating creationism of the world and the theory of evolution.  Read about both sides of the argument. </p> <p>Were we made by Intelligent Design? Did God/Allah create the world in 6 days?  Or did ...

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Creationism's Trojan Horse

The Wedge of Intelligent Design

by Barbara Forrest & Paul R. Gross

<p>Forrest and Gross expose the scientific failure, the religious essence, and the political ambitions of &quot;intelligent design&quot; creationism. They examine the movement's &quot;Wedge Strategy,&quot; which has advanced and is succeeding ...

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Crumbling Genome

The Impact of Deleterious Mutations on Humans

by Alexey S. Kondrashov

<p><strong>A thought-provoking exploration of deleterious mutations in the human genome and their effects on human health and wellbeing</strong></p> <p>Despite all of the elaborate mechanisms that a cell employs to handle its DNA with the ...

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Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

by Gary Tomlinson

<p>The rapid evolutionary development of modern <em>Homo sapiens</em> over the past 200,000 years is a topic of fevered interest in numerous disciplines. How did humans, while undergoing few physical changes from their first arrival, so quickly ...

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Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

by Evelleen Richards

<p>Darwin’s concept of natural selection has been exhaustively studied, but his secondary evolutionary principle of sexual selection remains largely unexplored and misunderstood. Yet sexual selection was of great strategic importance to Darwin ...

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

by James T. Costa

<p><strong>“If you’ve ever fantasized walking and conversing with the great scientist on the subjects that consumed him, and now wish to add the fullness of reality, read this book.” —Edward O. Wilson, author of <em>Half-Earth: Our Planet’s ...

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Darwin's Dogs

How Darwin's Pets Helped Form a World-Changing Theory of Evolution

by Emma Townshend

<p>If you have ever looked at a dog waiting to go for a walk and thought there was something age-old and almost human about his sad expression, you’ re not alone; Charles Darwin did exactly the same.</p> <p>But Darwin didn’ t just stop at ...

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Darwin's Evolving Identity

Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

by Alistair Sponsel

<p>Why—against his mentor’s exhortations to publish—did Charles Darwin take twenty years to reveal his theory of evolution by natural selection? In <em>Darwin’s Evolving Identity</em>, Alistair Sponsel argues that Darwin adopted this cautious ...

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Darwin's Sciences

by Duncan Porter & Peter Graham

<p><strong>A complete scientific biography of Darwin that takes into account the latest research findings, both published and unpublished, on the life of this remarkable man.</strong></p> <p>Considered the first book to thoroughly emphasize ...

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Darwinian Detectives

Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

by Norman A. Johnson

<p>Biology is often viewed today as a bipartisan field, with molecular level genetics guiding us into the future and natural history (including ecology, evolution, and conservation biology,) chaining us to a descriptive scientific past. In ...

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Darwinian Evolution

by Antony Flew

<p>In little more than a hundred years the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin has conquered the thinking world. No other body of ideas has enjoyed such unrivaled success. But precisely because of its scientific status, Darwinism has sometimes

ISBN: 9781351312820

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Darwinism

An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection With Some of Its Applications

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p>The present work treats the problem of the Origin of Species on the same general lines as were adopted by Darwin but from the standpoint reached after nearly thirty years of discussion, with an abundance of new facts and the advocacy of many ...

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Darwinism and Pragmatism

William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation

by Lucas McGranahan

<p>Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection challenges our very sense of belonging in the world. Unlike prior evolutionary theories, Darwinism construes species as mutable historical products of a blind process that serves no inherent ...

ISBN: 9781351975810

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