On Natural Selection

On Natural Selection

No one has done more to shape our view of what makes us human than Charles Darwin, whose seismic theory of evolution turned the Victorian world upside down, utterly rewrote our notions of life on earth and is still attacked by religious ...

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141018966

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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No one has done more to shape our view of what makes us human than Charles Darwin, whose seismic theory of evolution turned the Victorian world upside down, utterly rewrote our notions of life on earth and is still attacked by religious creationists today.
Categories: Philosophy

Charles Darwin s Natural Selection

Charles Darwin s Natural Selection

This volume has been edited and annotated and includes a cross-indexing to the Origin. Natural Selection is the manuscript on which Darwin based his landmark volume, On the Origin of Species.

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521348072

Category: Science

Page: 692

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An original, unpublished manuscript written before the Origin of Species which contains the references to journal articles and books that Darwin used in formulating his controversial ideas. This volume has been edited and annotated and includes a cross-indexing to the Origin.
Categories: Science

On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybridism, fossils, distribution, and classification.

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486450063

Category: Science

Page: 321

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States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybridism, fossils, distribution, and classification.
Categories: Science

Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection

Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection

The book presents a new way of understanding Darwinism and evolution by natural selection, combining work in biology, philosophy, and other fields.

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199596271

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The book presents a new way of understanding Darwinism and evolution by natural selection, combining work in biology, philosophy, and other fields. It gives new criticisms of gene-centered views of evolution, and presents a new framework for understanding the evolution of complex organisms and societies.
Categories: Science

Natural Selection

Natural Selection

This book contests the general view that natural selection constitutes the explanatory core of evolutionary biology. It invites the reader to consider an alternative view which favors a more complete and multidimensional interpretation.

Author: Richard G. Delisle

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030655365

Category: Biology

Page: 482

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This book contests the general view that natural selection constitutes the explanatory core of evolutionary biology. It invites the reader to consider an alternative view which favors a more complete and multidimensional interpretation. It is common to present the 1930-1960 period as characterized by the rise of the Modern Synthesis, an event structured around two main explanatory commitments: (1) Gradual evolution is explained by small genetic changes (variations) oriented by natural selection, a process leading to adaptation; (2) Evolutionary trends and speciational events are macroevolutionary phenomena that can be accounted for solely in terms of the extension of processes and mechanisms occurring at the previous microevolutionary level.^On this view, natural selection holds a central explanatory role in evolutionary theory - one that presumably reaches back to Charles Darwin's Origin of Species - a view also accompanied by the belief that the field of evolutionary biology is organized around a profound divide: theories relying on strong selective factors and those appealing only to weak ones. If one reads the new analyses presented in this volume by biologists, historians and philosophers, this divide seems to be collapsing at a rapid pace, opening an era dedicated to the search for a new paradigm for the development of evolutionary biology. Contrary to popular belief, scholars' position on natural selection is not in itself a significant discriminatory factor between most evolutionists.^In fact, the intellectual space is quite limited, if not non-existent, between, on the one hand, "Darwinists", who play down the central role of natural selection in evolutionary explanations, and, on the other hand, "non-Darwinists", who use it in a list of other evolutionary mechanisms. The "mechanism-centered" approach to evolutionary biology is too incomplete to fully make sense of its development. In this book the labels created under the traditional historiography - "Darwinian Revolution", "Eclipse of Darwinism", "Modern Synthesis", "Post-Synthetic Developments"--Are thus re-evaluated. This book will not only appeal to researchers working in evolutionary biology, but also to historians and philosophers."
Categories: Biology

Who Discovered Natural Selection

Who Discovered Natural Selection

Written in British English, Who Discovered Natural Selection? explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.

Author: Anna Claybourne

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781625133724

Category: Genes

Page: 47

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Written in British English, Who Discovered Natural Selection? explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.
Categories: Genes

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

This book explains Charles Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection while telling how a hypothesis became not merely a theory but the foundation of an entire science.

Author: Fred Bortz

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477718117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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This book explains Charles Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection while telling how a hypothesis became not merely a theory but the foundation of an entire science.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Darwin Loves You

Darwin Loves You

Without minimising or sentimentalising the harsh qualities of life governed by natural selection, and without deifying Darwin, this text makes a moving case for an enchanted secularism - a commitment to the value of the natural world and ...

Author: George Levine

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691136394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Without minimising or sentimentalising the harsh qualities of life governed by natural selection, and without deifying Darwin, this text makes a moving case for an enchanted secularism - a commitment to the value of the natural world and the human striving to understand it.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Adaptation and Natural Selection

Adaptation and Natural Selection

His Adaptation and Natural Selection, now a classic of science literature, is a thorough and convincing essay in defense of Darwinism; its suggestions for developing effective principles for dealing with the evolution debate and its ...

Author: George Christopher Williams

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400820108

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species rather than individuals. George Williams's famous argument in favor of the Darwinists struck a powerful blow to those in opposing camps. His Adaptation and Natural Selection, now a classic of science literature, is a thorough and convincing essay in defense of Darwinism; its suggestions for developing effective principles for dealing with the evolution debate and its relevance to many fields outside biology ensure the timelessness of this critical work.
Categories: Science

On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

On the Origin of Species (or, more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life), published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by ...

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798567966532

Category:

Page: 522

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On the Origin of Species (or, more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life), published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.
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Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Presents a multidisciplinary study of the distinctive genetic and biological elements of material instinct that discusses the links between maternity and ambition, and mother love and sexual love

Author: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021968933

Category: Nature

Page: 723

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Presents a multidisciplinary study of the distinctive genetic and biological elements of material instinct that discusses the links between maternity and ambition, and mother love and sexual love
Categories: Nature