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Book Title: Lance de Dados|
The author of the book: Stephen Jay Gould
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.99 MB
Date of issue: October 2001
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Read full description of the books Lance de Dados:Neste livro a idéia de evolução de Platão a Darwin, Gould corrige a visão que temos do mundo, prevalecente a antropocêntrica, apresentando uma eloqüente defesa de um novo paradigma do progresso, no qual a variedade - e não a complexidade - é verdadeira medida da excelência. Para ilustrar esse tema Gould discute assuntos aparentemente díspares, tais como o caminhar de um bêbado pela calçada, recordes de beisebol, a ausência de Mozarts modernos, a evolução do cavalo e a permanente dominação da vida bacteriana no planeta.
Read information about the authorStephen Jay Gould was a prominent American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Most of Gould's empirical research was on land snails. Gould helped develop the theory of punctuated equilibrium, in which evolutionary stability is marked by instances of rapid change. He contributed to evolutionary developmental biology. In evolutionary theory, he opposed strict selectionism, sociobiology as applied to humans, and evolutionary psychology. He campaigned against creationism and proposed that science and religion should be considered two compatible, complementary fields, or "magisteria," whose authority does not overlap.
Many of Gould's essays were reprinted in collected volumes, such as Ever Since Darwin and The Panda's Thumb, while his popular treatises included books such as The Mismeasure of Man, Wonderful Life and Full House.
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