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Darwinism defended : a guide to the evolution controversies / Michael Ruse ; foreword by Ernst Mayr.


Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, Advanced Book Program/World Science Division, 1982.
ISBN 9780201062731, 0201062739

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Subjects Biological Evolution.
Creationisme.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Evolución y religión.
Evolutietheorie.
Evolution (Biology)
Evolution (Biology) -- Religious aspects.
Évolution (biologie)
Évolutionnisme -- Aspect religieux.
Description xviii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-347).
Contents 8. Animal sociobiology : Darwin and the level of selection ; The neglect of behavior ; The sociobiology of aggression ; The sociobiology of sex ; The sociobiology of the family ; Prospects -- 9. The challenge from paleontology : The fossil record and evolutionary theory ; The challenge to Darwinism ; Phyletic gradualism versus punctuated equilibrism ; Revolution or assimilation? -- IV. Darwinism and humankind : 10. Missing links : "Going the whole orang" ; Wallace and Darwin on human evolution ; The path of human evolution ; Why did humans evolve? ; We come of age -- 11. Human sociobiology : The biology in society ; The question of evidence: the broad claims ; The question of evidence: sexuality ; The question of evidence: incest barriers ; Limits -- 12. Evolution and morality : Evolutionary ethics ; Why evolutionary ethics is wrong ; The evolution of ethics and ethical relativism ; Does Darwinism imply ethical relativism? ; The ideology of evolutionism ; Why human sociobiology is not morally pernicious ; Conclusion: the ideology of Darwinism -- V. Darwinism besieged : 13. Creationism expounded : Creationism: American style ; "Scientific Creationism" ; "Scientific Creationism" continued -- 14. Creationism considered : Models, causes, purposes ; Origins, probabilities, homologies, fossils ; Floods, time, man ; Equal time? ; Why Creationism should not be taught: religion ; Why Creationism should not be taught: morality ; Why Creationism should not be taught: knowledge ; "Fight on!".
I. Darwinism yesterday : 1. Charles Darwin becomes an evolutionist : The organic origins problem and the Lamarckian solution ; The uniformitarians and catastrophists ; Charles Darwin: English gentleman ; Charles Darwin: professional scientist ; Darwin's route to discovery ; Darwin and religion ; Darwin waits -- 2. "On the origin of species" : Artificial selection ; Natural selection ; Difficulties and applications ; More applications ; Darwin's theory examined: methodological background ; Darwin's theory examined: the analogy ; Darwin's theory examined: natural selection ; Darwin's theory examined: the application ; Retrospect -- II. Darwinism today : 3. The coming of Mendelian genetics : Mendelian genetics ; The Hardy-Weinberg law ; Models of change ; Balancing selection: superior heterozygote fitness ; Two controversies -- 4. The evidence for population genetics : The Mendelian background ; Experimental evidence ; The evidence from nature ; The formation of species ; Molecular biology and the classical/balance dispute ; Conclusion -- 5. Neo-Darwinism: the total picture : Darwin's finches ; Paleontology ; Darwinism as metaphysics ; Darwinism as genuine science ; Is natural selection a tautology? ; Darwinism's rivals ; Darwinism evaluated -- III. Darwinism tomorrow? : 6. The origin of life : Ultimate origins ; Spontaneous generation ; Chemical evolution ; Life's early history: the outline ; Life's early history: details -- 7. Population ecology : Population ecology ; Population ecology meets population genetics ; Density dependent selection
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7946875
(OCoLC)ocm07946875
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WorldCat Identities Ruse, Michael.
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