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.
What people are saying - Write a review
FULL HOUSE: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to DarwinUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Now hear this: Evolution is not progressive. We (humans) are not the be-all and end-all of nature's plan. You've heard these lines before: They are quintessentially Gould. In this short volume Gould ... Read full review
Full house: the spread of excellence from Plato to DarwinUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In his first single-subject book of original writing since Wonderful Life (LJ 9/1/89), Harvard paleontologist Gould examines trends in natural variation throughout organic evolution, thereby ... Read full review