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Making Sense of Evolution

Making Sense of Evolution

The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology

  • Author: Massimo Pigliucci,Jonathan Kaplan
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226668355
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 236
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Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories—selection, adaptation, and species—that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example, may demand one understanding of “selection,” while the application of the same concept to another area of evolutionary biology could necessitate a very different definition. Spotlighting these conceptual difficulties and presenting alternate theoretical interpretations that alleviate this incompatibility, Massimo Pigliucci and Jonathan Kaplan intertwine scientific and philosophical analysis to produce a coherent picture of evolutionary biology. Innovative and controversial, Making Sense of Evolution encourages further development of the Modern Synthesis and outlines what might be necessary for the continued refinement of this evolving field.

Making Sense of Evolution

Making Sense of Evolution

Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life

  • Author: John F. Haught
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 066423285X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 163
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Haught offers a provocative take on how reconciliation between evolution and Christian theology might begin, and questions whether the two concepts must be mutually exclusive.

Making Sense of Evolution

Making Sense of Evolution

Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life

  • Author: John F. Haught
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 1611641322
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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Evolution makes good scientific sense. The question is whether it makes good theological sense as well. Christians who find evolution contrary to faith often do so because they focus solely on the issues of the world's design and the notion of the gradual descent of all life from a common ancestry. But that point of view overlooks the significance of the dramatic narrative going on beneath the surface. What evolution is has become more important than what it means. Haught suggests that, rather than necessarily contradicting one another, theologians and Darwinian scientists actually share an appreciation of the underlying meaning and awe-inspiring mystery of evolution. He argues for a focus on evolution as an ongoing drama and suggests that we simply cannot-indeed need not-make complete sense of it until it has fully played out. Ultimately, when situated carefully within a biblical vision of the world as open to a God who makes all things new, evolution makes sense scientifically and theologically.

Evolution

Evolution

Making Sense of Life

  • Author: Carl Zimmer,Douglas John Emlen
  • Publisher: Roberts & Company
  • ISBN: 9781936221172
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 680
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Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have teamed up to write a textbook intended for biology majors that will inspire students while delivering a solid foundation in evolutionary biology. Zimmer brings the same story-telling skills he displayed in The Tangled Bank, his 2009 non-majors textbook that the Quarterly Review of Biology called “spectacularly successful.” Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today's biology majors require. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory, such as natural selection, genetic drift, phylogeny, and coevolution. Evolution: Making Sense of Life also drives home the relevance of evolution for disciplines ranging from conservation biology to medicine. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rain forests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of the students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life.

The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics

The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics

Making Sense of Things

  • Author: A. W. Moore
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521616557
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 668
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This book charts the evolution of metaphysics since Descartes and provides a compelling case for why metaphysics matters.

Making Sense of Creation and Evolution

Making Sense of Creation and Evolution

  • Author: Don Bierle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780974552415
  • Category:
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Das egoistische Gen

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642553915
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 489
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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

Evolution, Making Sense of Life

Evolution, Making Sense of Life

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1478458755
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 95
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Evolution, Making Sense of Life. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Ökologie

Ökologie

  • Author: Thomas M. Smith,Robert Leo Smith
  • Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
  • ISBN: 9783827373137
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: 982
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Populations, ecosystems, species interactions, community.

Der Zahlensinn oder Warum wir rechnen können

Der Zahlensinn oder Warum wir rechnen können

  • Author: Stanislas Dehaene
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3034878257
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 311
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Wir sind umgeben von Zahlen. Ob auf Kreditkarten gestanzt oder auf Münzen geprägt, ob auf Schecks gedruckt oder in den Spalten computerisierter Tabellen aufgelistet, überall beherrschen Zahlen unser Leben. Sie sind auch der Kern unserer Technologie. Ohne Zahlen könnten wir weder Raketen starten, die das Sonnensystem erkunden, noch Brücken bauen, Güter austauschen oder Rech nungen bezahlen. In gewissem Sinn sind Zahlen also kulturelle Erfindungen, die sich ihrer Bedeutung nach nur mit der Landwirtschaft oder mit dem Rad vergleichen lassen. Aber sie könnten sogar noch tiefere Wurzeln haben. Tausende von Jahren vor Christus benutzten babylonische Wissenschaftler Zahlzeichen, um erstaun lich genaueastronomische Tabellen zu berechnen. Zehntausende von Jahren zuvor hatten Menschen der Steinzeit die ersten geschriebenen Zahlenreihen geschaffen, indem sie Knochen einkerbten oder Punkte auf Höhlenwände malten. Und, wie ich später überzeugend darzustellen hoffe, schon vor weiteren Millionen von Jahren, lange bevor es Menschen gab, nahmen Tiere aller Arten Zahlen zur Kenntnis und stellten mit ihnen einfache Kopfrechnungen an. Sind Zahlen also fast so alt wie das Leben selbst? Sind sie in der Struktur unseres Gehirns verankert? Besitzen wir einen Zahlensinn, eine spezielle Intuition, die uns hilft, Zahlen und Mathematik mit Sinn zu erfüllen? Ich wurde vor fünfzehn Jahren, während meiner Ausbildung zum Mathema tiker, fasziniert von den abstrakten Objekten, mit denen ich umzugehen lernte, vor allem von den einfachsten von ihnen- den Zahlen.

Studyguide for Evolution: Making Sense of Life by Carl Zimmer, ISBN 9781936221363

Studyguide for Evolution: Making Sense of Life by Carl Zimmer, ISBN 9781936221363

  • Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101
  • ISBN: 9781478443872
  • Category:
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780736094092 .

Making Sense of Life

Making Sense of Life

Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines

  • Author: Evelyn Fox KELLER,Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674039445
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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What do biologists want? If, unlike their counterparts in physics, biologists are generally wary of a grand, overarching theory, at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim? How will we know when we have "made sense" of life? Such questions, Evelyn Fox Keller suggests, offer no simple answers. Explanations in the biological sciences are typically provisional and partial, judged by criteria as heterogeneous as their subject matter. It is Keller's aim in this bold and challenging book to account for this epistemological diversity--particularly in the discipline of developmental biology. In particular, Keller asks, what counts as an "explanation" of biological development in individual organisms? Her inquiry ranges from physical and mathematical models to more familiar explanatory metaphors to the dramatic contributions of recent technological developments, especially in imaging, recombinant DNA, and computer modeling and simulations. A history of the diverse and changing nature of biological explanation in a particularly charged field, "Making Sense of Life" draws our attention to the temporal, disciplinary, and cultural components of what biologists mean, and what they understand, when they propose to explain life.

From Evolution to Eden

From Evolution to Eden

Making Sense of Early Genesis

  • Author: George Diepstra,Gregory J. Laughery
  • Publisher: Destinee S.A.
  • ISBN: 9781938367199
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 142
  • View: 615
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... Recognizing this need motivated scientist George Diepstra and theologian Gregory Laughery to rethink common assumptions about the nature of Genesis 1-3. What kind of text is this? In a provocative and creative manner, Laughery and Diepstra take both the biblical and scientific informers seriously, arguing for the necessity of a dialogue between them and the worlds they represent. -- back cover.

Emergence for Life Not Fall from Grace

Emergence for Life Not Fall from Grace

Making Sense of the Jesus Story in the Light of Evolution

  • Author: Kevin Treston
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781925208054
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 133
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Making Sense of Schools and Community Divisions

Making Sense of Schools and Community Divisions

Towards a Definition of Social Reality

  • Author: Ron Collier
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
  • ISBN: 1608602931
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 456
  • View: 1800
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This is an account of two journeys made by the author. The first is ethnographic and involves his encounters with teachers and families in an English ex-mining town in the late 1980s. It is about the different cultural realities they experience and the significant problems that parents, pupils and teachers have in communicating with each other about their children's educational needs. The second involves an epistemological method for understanding the processes taking place during the author's first journey and works toward a practical and process-oriented theory of social reality. This book will prove useful to those involved in relationship difficulties between schools and communities by helping to make sense of those relationships and identifying ways of working toward more common ground. Another theme is that we cannot meaningfully detach our experiences from how we make sense of the social world that surrounds us. Consequently, appropriate elements from the author's personal life are woven into the narrative. Making Sense of Schools and Community Divisions attempts to involve readers in the evolution of ideas, for the same reason. First-time author Dr. Ron Collier based this book on a manuscript he completed in 2001. He found himself referring frequently to the manuscript in his work as a research consultant for mental health services. Collier grew up in a seaside town in Devon and now lives in a small village in Nottinghamshire, England. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/MakingSenseOfSchoolsAndCommunityDivisions.htm

Making Sense of Humanity

Making Sense of Humanity

And Other Philosophical Papers 1982-1993

  • Author: Bernard Williams
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521478687
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 251
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Collection of philosophical papers

Die soziale Eroberung der Erde

Die soziale Eroberung der Erde

Eine biologische Geschichte des Menschen

  • Author: Edward O. Wilson
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406645313
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Woher kommen wir? Was sind wir? Wohin gehen wir? Der große Biologe E. O. Wilson entschlüsselt die Evolution des Menschen Die soziale Eroberung der Erde ist die Summe lebenslanger innovativer Forschung, die Krönung des Lebenswerkes von Edward O. Wilson. Seine weitreichende These: Die soziale Gruppe und nicht das egoistische Gen war der entscheidende Faktor der Menschwerdung. "Keinem außer Edward O. Wilson konnte eine derart brillante Synthese aus Biologie und Geisteswissenschaften gelingen, die Licht wirft auf den Ursprung von Sprache, Religion, Kunst und der gesamten menschlichen Kultur." Oliver Sacks "Eine große, doch einfache Fragestellung, überzeugende Erklärungen, eine meisterhafte Beherrschung der Wissenschaft und eine anschauliche, verständliche Darstellung einmal mehr hat E.O. Wilson ein Buch geschrieben mit den Qualitäten, die ihm Pulitzerpreise und ein Millionenpublikum eingebracht haben." Jared Diamond "Ein fabelhaftes Buch." Bill Clinton

Sex, Power, and Partisanship

Sex, Power, and Partisanship

How Evolutionary Science Makes Sense of Our Political Divide

  • Author: Hector A. Garcia
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1633885143
  • Category: Behavior evolution
  • Page: 254
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An evolutionary psychologist traces the roots of political divisions back to our primate ancestors and male-dominated social hierarchies. Through the lens of evolutionary science, this book offers a novel perspective on why we hold our political ideas, and why they are so often in conflict. Drawing on examples from across the animal kingdom, clinical psychologist Hector A. Garcia reveals how even the most complex political processes can be influenced by our basic drives to survive and reproduce--including the policies we back, whether we are liberal or conservative, and whether we are inspired or repelled by the words of a president. The author demonstrates how our political orientations derive from an ancestral history of violent male competition, surprisingly influencing how we respond to issues as wide-ranging as affirmative action, women's rights, social welfare, abortion, foreign policy, and even global warming. Critically, the author shows us how our instinctive political tribalism can keep us from achieving stable, functioning societies, and offers solutions for rising above our ancestral past.