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Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin - Stephen Jay Gould
Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780674061613 (0674061616)
Publisher: Belknap Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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The ideas outlined in this book can easily get a 5-star rating. My understanding of evolution after reading it is entirely different from what it was before doing so. Gould shattered some old concepts and replaced them with powerful and concrete ideas that helped me appreciate life even more so (esp...
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