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Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

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Download or read book in PDF Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1990-09-17 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book Review High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history.

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Wonderful Life

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Download or read book in PDF Wonderful Life written by Steven James Gold and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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The Lying Stones of Marrakech

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 9780674061675
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Download or read book in PDF The Lying Stones of Marrakech written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A popular essayist offers his perspective on natural history and the people who have tried to decipher it in this collection of essays on topics from fake fossils to vanishing planets. Photos.

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I Have Landed

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ISBN : 9780674061620
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Download or read book in PDF I Have Landed written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As always in his popular writing, Gould conveys the ideas that science professionals exchange among themselves, minus only the technical jargon. In the title essay, he details his grandfather's journey from Hungary to America, and in a moving epilogue that has been hailed as a powerful testament, Gould writes about September 11.

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Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms

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ISBN : 9780674061637
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Download or read book in PDF Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique volume of 21 recent essays published in "Natural History" magazine consciously formulates a humanistic natural history, telling how humans have learned to study and understand nature, rather than a history of nature itself. 41 illustrations.

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ISBN : 9781725267657
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Download or read book in PDF Evolution written by Bradford McCall and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-07-15 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Should we attempt to understand (macro-)evolutionary biology, in the twenty-first century, as secular or sacred? This book will attempt to answer this question by exploring the secular evolutionary worldview, the author’s view of kenotic-causation, Whitehead’s views on chance, Derrida’s views on non-human animals, a statement upon the God of chance and purpose, Augustine’s various theologies of creation, a decidedly non-dualistic (macro-)evolution, a provocative thesis regarding evolutionary Christology, the connection between kenosis and emergence, and an explication of both Anders Nygren and Thomas Jay Oord’s views of love in the contemporary environ. It also develops the author’s personal view regarding necessary, kenotically-donated, and self-giving love, and argues that kenosis and emergence can add to the discussion of understanding the theology-science-love symbiosis. It advocates and explicates herein a monistic process-based view of the overlapping relationship between theology and science.

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The Book of Life

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ISBN : 0091777496
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Download or read book in PDF The Book of Life written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1993 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presenting the compelling story of life on earth, this book brings together the latest findings in evolutionary science. The drawings include reconstructions of creatures long extinct, seen in their own habitat. The contributors include Peter Andrews, a leading palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum; Michael Benton, a leading expert on mammal evolution; Christopher Stringer, an expert on mammal evolution and Jack Sepkoski, who teaches and researches early life forms at Chicago.

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Dinosaur in a Haystack

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ISBN : 9780674063426
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Download or read book in PDF Dinosaur in a Haystack written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-11-29 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to the centering theme of evolution.

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A Modern Relation of Theology and Science Assisted by Emergence and Kenosis

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ISBN : 9781532642128
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Download or read book in PDF A Modern Relation of Theology and Science Assisted by Emergence and Kenosis written by Bradford McCall and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How should we attempt to understand the relationship between theology and science in the twenty-first century? In this book, I will attempt to answer this question by examining several previous attempts to classify this relationship. I also develop my personal view of the relation, thereafter discussing some Catholic contributions to this project, and then revisit some of my previously published material, highlighting the role of panentheism therein, and noting an emergent implication from the literature: the resultant possibilities for God—an implication that creates space for a broadly relational perspective of the process of emergence. These movements allow me to argue that kenosis and emergence can add to the discussion of understanding the theology and science relationship. Herein, I advocate a monistic process-based view of the overlapping relationship between theology and science.

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Questioning the Millennium

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 9780674061644
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Download or read book in PDF Questioning the Millennium written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical erudition, warmth, and whimsy: What is the concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Christ’s 1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly does the millennium begin—January 1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?

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Earth's Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth

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ISBN : 9780763780012
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Download or read book in PDF Earth's Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth written by Ronald Martin and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. This book was released on 2012-03-27 with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Earth's Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth is intended as an introductory text that examines the evolution of the Earth and its life from a systems point of view. The text covers major topics like the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and discusses how these systems interacted with each other and evolved through geologic time. The author takes care to integrate the current state of our Earth systems with those of the past in an effort to develop students' interests in Earth system in general. It begins by examining the basics of Earth systems, including discussions of sedimentation, evolution, stratigraphy, and plate tectonics. Part Two looks at the beginning of time with the origin of the Earth and discusses its early evolution, through the origin of life and its evolution to multiculluraity. The third section goes on to cover the Paleozoic through the Neogene eras, discussing topics such as tectonics, mountain building, sea level, climate, life, and mass extinctions in each era. The final part moves on to the modern world, discussing the interactions between humans and Earth systems, with an emphasis on the climatic system. Key Features of Earth's Evolving System: - Presents the Earth as a continuously evolving and dynamic planet whose history consists of a succession of vastly different worlds very much unlike our modern Earth. - Discusses the scientific method in Chapter 1, emphasizing how historical geology differs from the standard "scientific method" presented as the paradigm of experimental sciences and of all science. - Bridges traditional historical geology texts by discussing historical information in the context of the interaction and integration of Earth systems through geologic time by using the tectonic (Wilson) cycle as a unifying theme. - Concentrates on North America but offers a global perspective on Earth systems on processes such as orogenesis, seaways, and ocean circulation, the evolution of life, and mass extinction. - Discusses rapid climate change and anthropogenic impacts in the context of a continuously evolving Earth whose environments are now being altered by anthropogenic climate change. - End-of-chapter materials include: general review questions, more challenging "Food for Thought" questions, key terms listing, and a "Sources and Further Readings" section. - Boxes throughout the text highlight interesting bits of related information, unusual occurrences, or elaborates on material presented in the text

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

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ISBN : 9780316250184
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Download or read book in PDF Bartlett's Familiar Quotations written by John Bartlett and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-12-02 with total page 1504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.

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Rocks of Ages

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ISBN : 9780307801418
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Download or read book in PDF Rocks of Ages written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-07-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "People of good will wish to see science and religion at peace. . . . I do not see how science and religion could be unified, or even synthesized, under any common scheme of explanation or analysis; but I also do not understand why the two enterprises should experience any conflict." So states internationally renowned evolutionist and bestselling author Stephen Jay Gould in the simple yet profound thesis of his brilliant new book. Writing with bracing intelligence and elegant clarity, Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance. Instead of choosing between science and religion, Gould asks, why not opt for a golden mean that accords dignity and distinction to each realm? At the heart of Gould's penetrating argument is a lucid, contemporary principle he calls NOMA (for nonoverlapping magisteria)--a "blessedly simple and entirely conventional resolution" that allows science and religion to coexist peacefully in a position of respectful noninterference. Science defines the natural world; religion, our moral world, in recognition of their separate spheres of influence. In elaborating and exploring this thought-provoking concept, Gould delves into the history of science, sketching affecting portraits of scientists and moral leaders wrestling with matters of faith and reason. Stories of seminal figures such as Galileo, Darwin, and Thomas Henry Huxley make vivid his argument that individuals and cultures must cultivate both a life of the spirit and a life of rational inquiry in order to experience the fullness of being human. In his bestselling books Wonderful Life, The Mismeasure of Man, and Questioning the Millennium, Gould has written on the abundance of marvels in human history and the natural world. In Rocks of Ages, Gould's passionate humanism, ethical discernment, and erudition are fused to create a dazzling gem of contemporary cultural philosophy. As the world's preeminent Darwinian theorist writes, "I believe, with all my heart, in a respectful, even loving concordat between . . . science and religion."

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The Equations of Life

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ISBN : 9781541644595
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Download or read book in PDF The Equations of Life written by Charles S. Cockell and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-06-19 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking argument for why alien life will evolve to be much like life here on Earth We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe it doesn't. In The Equations of Life, biologist Charles S. Cockell makes the forceful argument that the laws of physics narrowly constrain how life can evolve, making evolution's outcomes predictable. If we were to find on a distant planet something very much like a lady bug eating something like an aphid, we shouldn't be surprised. The forms of life are guided by a limited set of rules, and as a result, there is a narrow set of solutions to the challenges of existence. A remarkable scientific contribution breathing new life into Darwin's theory of evolution, The Equations of Life makes a radical argument about what life can -- and can't -- be.

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Full House

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ISBN : 9780674061613
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Download or read book in PDF Full House written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms

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ISBN : 9781532658358
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Download or read book in PDF The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms written by Robert F. Shedinger and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-06-28 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is Darwinian evolution really the most successful scientific theory ever proposed--or even the best idea anyone has ever had, as Daniel Dennett once put it? The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms provides a comprehensive critical reading of the literature of evolutionary biology from Darwin to Dobzhansky to Dawkins, revealing this popular account of evolution to be a grand narrative of Darwinian triumph that greatly overstates the empirical validity of modern evolutionary theory. The mechanisms driving the evolutionary process truly remain a mystery more than one hundred fifty years after Origin of Species, a fact that can free religion scholars to think in more creative ways about the positive contributions religious reflection might make to our understanding of life's origin and diversity. The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms calls for an embrace of mystery, understood not as an abdication of the scientific quest for truth but as a courageous and humble acknowledgment of the limits of human reason and an openness to a fundamentally religious orientation toward life.

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The Richness of Life

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ISBN : 0393064980
Pages : 654 pages
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Download or read book in PDF The Richness of Life written by Stephen Jay Gould and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2007 with total page 654 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects forty-four key segments from the late paleontologist and evolutionary biologist's books, papers, and essays, in a collection that includes an assortment of previously unpublished articles and speeches.