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Darwinian Heresies - Abigail Lustig

Darwinian Heresies

By: Abigail Lustig (Editor), Robert J. Richards (Editor), Michael Ruse (Editor)

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Published: 9th December 2010
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In Darwinian Heresies, which was originally published in 2004, prominent historians and philosophers of science trace the history of evolutionary thought, and challenge many of the assumptions that have built up over the years. Covering a wide range of issues starting in the eighteenth century, Darwinian Heresies brings us through the time of Charles Darwin and the Origin, and then through the twentieth century to the present. It is suggested that Darwin's true roots lie in Germany, not his native England, that Russian evolutionism is more significant than many are prepared to allow, and that the true influence on twentieth-century evolution biology was not Charles Darwin at all, but his often-despised contemporary, Herbert Spencer. The collection was intended to interest, to excite, to infuriate, and to stimulate further work.

"A provocative analysis of evolutionary concepts for those engaged in the history of ideas." J.S. Schwartz, CUNY College of Staten Island, CHOICE
"This collection of essays is really fun." New Biological Books
"As this volume well demonstrates, questioning the existence, source, and nature of heresy in science can not only be highly profitable but also thought-provoking." Journal of the History of Biology

Introduction
Russian theoretical biology between heresy and orthodoxy: Georgii Shaposhinikov and his experiments on plant lice
The spectre of Darwinism: the popular image of Darwinism in early twentieth-century Britain
Natural theology
Ironic heresy: how young-earth creationists came to embrace rapid microevolution by means of natural selection
If this be heresy: Haeckel's conversion to Darwinism
Adaptive landscapes and dynamic equilibrium: the Spencerian contribution to twentieth-century, American, evolutionary biology
'The ninth moral sin': the Lamarckism of W. M. Wheeler
Contemporary Darwinism and religion
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ISBN: 9780521172684
ISBN-10: 0521172683
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 9th December 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.32