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The Resource Creatures of accident : the rise of the animal kingdom, Wallace Arthur

Creatures of accident : the rise of the animal kingdom, Wallace Arthur

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Creatures of accident : the rise of the animal kingdom
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Creatures of accident
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the rise of the animal kingdom
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Wallace Arthur
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Language
eng
Summary
The most important aspect of evolution, from a philosophical viewpoint, is the rise of complex, advanced creatures from simple, primitive ones. This "vertical" dimension of evolution has been downplayed, in large part because it was in the past associated with unsavory political views. This avoidance has, however, left evolutionary biology open to the perception that it deals merely with the diversification of similar creatures, all at the same level of "advancedness," from a common ancestor--for example, the classic case studies of finches with different beaks. The latest incarnation of creationism, dubbed Intelligent Design (or ID), has taken advantage of this. It portrays an evolutionary process that is guided--especially in its upward direction--by the hand of an unseen Creator, to ensure that it ends up producing humans. This book builds a persuasive picture of how "unaided" evolution produces advanced creatures from simple ones by an essentially accidental process.--From publisher description
Summary
The most important aspect of evolution, from a philosophical viewpoint, is the rise of complex, advanced creatures from simple, primitive ones. This "vertical" dimension of evolution has been downplayed, in large part because it was in the past associated with unsavory political views. This avoidance has, however, left evolutionary biology open to the perception that it deals merely with the diversification of similar creatures, all at the same level of "advancedness," from a common ancestor--for example, the classic case studies of finches with different beaks. The latest incarnation of creationism, dubbed Intelligent Design (or ID), has taken advantage of this. It portrays an evolutionary process that is guided--especially in its upward direction--by the hand of an unseen Creator, to ensure that it ends up producing humans. This book builds a persuasive picture of how "unaided" evolution produces advanced creatures from simple ones by an essentially accidental process.--From publisher description
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216021
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Arthur, Wallace
Dewey number
591.3/8
Index
index present
LC call number
QH375
LC item number
.A78 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Natural selection
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Mutation (Biology)
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adult
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the rise of the animal kingdom
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Creatures of accident : the rise of the animal kingdom, Wallace Arthur
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-242) and index
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ocm62324931
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 255 p.
Isbn
9780809043217
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033540
Other control number
9780809043217
System control number
(OCoLC)62324931
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Creatures of accident : the rise of the animal kingdom, Wallace Arthur
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-242) and index
Control code
ocm62324931
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 255 p.
Isbn
9780809043217
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033540
Other control number
9780809043217
System control number
(OCoLC)62324931

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