Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this “full house” of variation, and not as the progress or degeneration of an average value, or single thing.
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Review: Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to DarwinUser Review - Heman - Goodreads
My only beef with this book is that it would have perhaps been better if written as an article or a very thin book. I appreciate it that Gould wants to make a convincing case for what he calls the ... Read full review
Review: Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to DarwinUser Review - Rob - Goodreads
To "evolve" if too often defined as to improve, or become better. This book counters that view, offering evidence that evolution is adjustments made due to changes in the local environment. As the ... Read full review