The Darwin Wars: The Scientific Battle for the Soul of Man

The Darwin Wars: The Scientific Battle for the Soul of Man by Andrew Brown epub pdf fb2

Title: The Darwin Wars: The Scientific Battle for the Soul of Man
Author: Andrew Brown
ISBN10: 0743203437
ISBN13: 978-0743203432
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (January 8, 2002)
Language: English
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Size PDF: 1601 kb
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Pages: 256 pages
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The Darwin Wars: The Scientific Battle for the Soul of Man by Andrew Brown


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Evolutionary theory is now one of the main myths of our time. It has to bear the weight of most of our hopes and fears about what being human really means. And for over twenty years it has been riven by a holy war, conducted with an extraordinary fury that reverberates far outside the walls of academe. The two scientific camps are currently divided between 'Dawkinsians' on the one hand who may not agree with Richard Dawkins about very much but are convinced Stephen Jay Gould is dangerously wrong, and the 'Gouldians' on the other hand who take the opposite views. But who is right, or wrong, and what does it all mean? The Darwin Wars is an entertaining and lucid account of the evolution of today's neo-Darwinist theories, including the hugely influential Selfish Gene theory, and the misunderstandings and even deep hatreds that they provoke. With wit and insight, Andrew Brown puts in context the wide-reaching debate and explains its real significance for us all. For just as Darwinism now provides the main explanatory framework of our times, so disputes about Darwinism are really disputes about our very nature and place in the world