Darwinian Fairytales: Selfish Genes, Errors of Heredity and Other Fables of Evolution
Whatever your opinion of ‘Intelligent Design,’ you’ll find Stove’s criticism of what he calls ‘Darwinism’ difficult to stop reading. Stove’s blistering attack on Richard Dawkins’ ‘selfish genes’ and ‘memes’ is unparalleled and unrelenting. A discussion of spiders who mimic bird droppings is alone worth the price of the book. Darwinian Fairytales should be read and pondered by anyone interested in sociobiology, the origin of altruism, and the awesome process of evolution. --Martin Gardner, author of Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience
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Like a clever agnostic in Sunday school, Stove (Scientific Irrationalism) relentlessly frustrates Darwinism in this posthumous collection of 11 linked essays. To the chagrin of creationists, however ... Read full review
Essay 3But What About WarPestilence and All That?
Essay 4Population Privilege and Malthus Retreat
Essay 5A Horse in the Bathroom orThe Struggle for Life
Essay 6Tax and the Selfish Girl orDoes Altruism Need Inverted Commas?
Essay 7Genetic Calvinism orDemons and Dawkins
Essay 8He Aint Heavy Hes my Brotheror Altruism and Shared Genes
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