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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.

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.

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.

Making Sense of Creation and Evolution

Making Sense of Creation and Evolution

  • Author: Don Bierle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780974552415
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Studyguide for Evolution: Making Sense of Life by Carl Zimmer, ISBN 9781936221363

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

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  • Publisher: Cram101
  • ISBN: 9781478443872
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  • Page: 193
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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 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

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
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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.