Nature and Man's Fate

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Rinehart, 1959 - Evolution - 375 pages
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Who will bell the cat? Belling the cat; Darwinism, deity and process; Is evolution progress? Attacks from all sides; Heredity: fate's lottery; Genes and personal decisions; Genes and the acceptance of others; Mutation and sex generators of variety; Eugenics: Is man part of nature? Liberalism and the spectre of competition; New dimensions of evolution; In praise of waste.

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I read this book when it was first published in 1959. I was still in college at the time and I was so completely entranced by this x explanation of why we ordinary laymen need to understand
promise and limitations of evolution that it triggered a lifetime of interest.
I still keep up with news about new hominid discoveries and I have also read essentially all of the popular books and articles of the late evolutionist Steven J Gould.
I could not easily summarize how deeply I have been influenced by Mr. Hardin's masterful work,
but it was unquestionably the thing which refocused my life from exact sciences to the humanities,
and launched a lifetime of intellectual stimulation I can't imagine having gotten as an engineer.


Who Will Bell the Cat?
Belling the Cat
Darwinism Deity and Process

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