The Resource The evolution wars : a guide to the debates, Michael Ruse ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson

The evolution wars : a guide to the debates, Michael Ruse ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson

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The evolution wars : a guide to the debates
Title
The evolution wars
Title remainder
a guide to the debates
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ruse ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It has been more than 70 years since Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan debated the controversial topic of evolution versus creation. The evolution wars draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries. It focuses on the great debates, including the 19th century clash over the nature of classification and debates about the fossil record, genetics, and human nature. Much attention is paid to external factors and the underlying motives of scientists. In these pages you will meet Charles Darwin's grandfather Erasmus, the Frenchmen Georges Cuvier and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, new creationist Phillip Johnson, J. B. S. Haldane, and many other stars of the debates
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ruse, Michael
Dewey number
576.8/09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH361
LC item number
.R874 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Darwinisme
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Creationisme
  • Controversen
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Geschichte
  • Kontroverse
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The evolution wars : a guide to the debates, Michael Ruse ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Monad to man: the birth of the idea -- Mystery of mysteries: the legacy of Charles Darwin -- Modified monkeys: evolution as religion -- The new world: Darwin in America -- Cold war warriors: Darwinism and genetics -- In the beginning: the origin of life -- "Going the whole orang": human origins -- Genetic determinism? Human sociobiology arrives -- Challenges to orthodoxy: alternatives to Darwinism -- Ultimate questions: science and religion
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 428 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034662484
Label
The evolution wars : a guide to the debates, Michael Ruse ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Monad to man: the birth of the idea -- Mystery of mysteries: the legacy of Charles Darwin -- Modified monkeys: evolution as religion -- The new world: Darwin in America -- Cold war warriors: Darwinism and genetics -- In the beginning: the origin of life -- "Going the whole orang": human origins -- Genetic determinism? Human sociobiology arrives -- Challenges to orthodoxy: alternatives to Darwinism -- Ultimate questions: science and religion
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 428 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034662484

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