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User Review  - mldavis2 - LibraryThing

This is another collection of essays written in 1980 as reflections on natural history. In this book, Gould addresses human evolution, scientific errors, punctuated evolution and other sometimes ... Read full review

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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

Stephen Jay Gould’s Panda’s Thumb is a collection of thirty-one essays all looking at how the natural world has adapted to its circumstances and how we as humans perceive, interpret, and understand ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darrol - LibraryThing

Another set of very interesting essays about, primarily, evolution. Some essays on humanity's retention of juvenile features. One on Down's syndrome, its former name, Mongoloid, being a feature of an ... Read full review

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User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

Two Panda's Thumbs up!!: The "argument from design" traces back at least to the medieval theology as a favorite proof for the existence of God. The argument runs that the exquisite design and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kisners42 - LibraryThing

The Panda's Thumb is a collection of Stephen Jay Gould's essays. These relate on a variety of topics but tend to focus on biology, covering various aspects including the history of it's study, anatomy ... Read full review

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User Review  - bherner - LibraryThing

Few writers can make such complicated subjects so compelling. Read full review

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User Review  - monado - LibraryThing

Gould's book is full of well-written, elegant essays full of interesting facts that illuminate the principles and insights of evolution. Read full review


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