The Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Debates

Editor/Author Ruse, Michael
Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-59237-288-1
Category: Science
Image Count: 157
Book Status: Available
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The Evolution Wars draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • Part 1: A History of Evolution
  • 1 Early Evolutionists in the Debate: The Birth of the Idea
  • 2 Conflict Before, During and After The Origin of Species: The Legacy of Charles Darwin
  • 3 Darwinism Explodes onto the Victorian Stage: Evolution as Religion
  • 4 Darwin in America: The New World
  • 5 Evolution Denied & Extolled: The Rise of Creationism, Intelligent Design & Darwinian Religion in America
  • Part 2: Evolution Matures
  • 6 Darwinism and Genetics: A New Frontier Opens
  • 7 Life: The Early Years
  • 8 Two New Sciences at War: Placing Ancestors in Time
  • 9 Human Sociobiology: Genetic Determinism
  • 10 Philosophy: Evolution & Thinking About Knowledge & Morality
  • 11 Evolutionary Development: Minimizing Natural Selection
  • 12 New Evolutionary Theories: Thickening the Plot of Natural Selection
  • Epilogue
  • Part 3: Documents
  • Chapter 1
  • Introduction
  • Zoological Philosophy
  • Theory of the Earth
  • In Memoriam
  • Chapter 2
  • Introduction
  • On the Variation of Organic Beings in a State of Nature: On the Natural Means of Selection; on the Comparison of Domestic Races and True Species
  • Abstract of a Letter from Charles Darwin to Professor Asa Gray, 5 September 1857
  • Chapter 3
  • Introduction
  • From The Reception of the "Origin of Species"
  • From The Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley
  • Studies, Scientific and Social
  • Individualism, Socialism, and Humanism From The Grammar of Science
  • From Preface to Mutual Aid
  • The Right to Make War: From Germany and the Next War
  • Perceptions in Science: Is Evolution a Secular Religion?
  • Chapter 4
  • Introduction
  • Darwiniana
  • Letter to Asa Gray
  • From The Challenge of Facts and Other Essays
  • From The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays
  • The Law of Club and Fang: From The Call of the Wild
  • The Earth Speaks to Bryan
  • Chapter 5
  • Introduction
  • Magisterium Is Concerned with Question of Evolution for It Involves Conception of Man
  • William Dembski and John Haught Spar on Intelligent Design
  • Darwin Under the Microscope
  • Obscurantism to the Rescue
  • Chapter 6
  • Introduction
  • The Roles of Mutation, Inbreeding, Crossbreeding and Selection in Evolution
  • Letter to G. F. Ferris
  • Letter to John Greene
  • Chapter 7
  • Introduction
  • The Origin of Life
  • Chapter 8
  • Introduction
  • From Charles Darwin's Notebooks
  • From The Origin of Species
  • From The Descent of Man
  • Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
  • Chapter 9
  • Introduction
  • Sociobiology-Another Biological Determinism
  • Academic Vigilantism and the Political Significance of Sociobiology
  • Chapter 10
  • Introduction
  • The Evolutionary Development of Natural Science
  • Moral Philosophy as Applied Science
  • Chapter 11
  • Introduction
  • Forty Years a Philosopher of Biology: Why Evo Devo Makes Me Still Excited About My Subject
  • The Generation of Novelty: The Province of Developmental Biology
  • Bare-Knuckle Fighting: Evo Devo versus Natural Selection
  • Why Pigs Don't Have Wings
  • Letters in Response to “Why Pigs Don't Have Wings”
  • The Boatman Poem
  • Chapter 12
  • Introduction
  • The Episodic Nature of Evolutionary Change
  • Did Darwin Get It Right?
  • Part 4: Biographies
  • Louis Agassiz
  • Michael Behe
  • Friedrich von Bernhardi
  • William Jennings Bryan
  • Edward Drinker Cope
  • Georges Cuvier
  • Martin Daly
  • Clarence Darrow
  • Erasmus Darwin
  • Nicholas Davies
  • Richard Dawkins
  • William Dembski
  • Daniel Dennett
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky
  • Ronald Fisher
  • Jerry Fodor
  • Brian Goodwin
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Peter and Rosemary Grant
  • Asa Gray
  • Ernst Haeckel
  • John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
  • William D. Hamilton
  • Charles Hodge
  • Joseph Dalton Hooker
  • Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • Julian Huxley
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
  • Phillip Johnson
  • Stuart Kauffman
  • Prince Petr Kropotkin
  • Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck
  • Richard Lewontin
  • Konrad Lorenz
  • Charles Lyell
  • Trofim Lysenko
  • Thomas Robert Malthus
  • Lynn Margulis
  • Othniel Charles Marsh
  • Ernst Mayr
  • Gregor Mendel
  • Henry Morris
  • Simon Conway Morris
  • Hermann J. Muller
  • John Henry Newman
  • Alexander Oparin
  • Richard Owen
  • Archdeacon William Paley
  • Geoffrey Parker
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Alvin Plantinga
  • Felix Pouchet
  • étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
  • John J. Sepkoski Jr.
  • George Gaylord Simpson
  • John Maynard Smith
  • Herbert Spencer
  • George Ledyard Stebbins
  • Chris Stringer
  • D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
  • Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Samuel Wilberforce
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • Margo Wilson
  • Milford Wolpoff
  • Sewall Wright
  • Part 5: Appendices
  • References
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Illustration and Document Credits and Permissions
  • About the Author