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The Evolution of Everything: How Selection Shapes Culture, Commerce, and Natureby Mark Sumner
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Over a century ago, the Social Darwinists appropriated Darwin's name but left most of his theory behind. The Evolution of Everything describes the struggles behind Darwin's theory of evolution and the schemes of those who misapplied it. It also shows why a more nuanced reading of that work—especially the concept of selective pressures—helps us understand many natural, social, and economic processes.
The Evolution of Everything argues that Darwin's theory of evolution was misapplied and demonstrates its applicaton to modern societies.
About the Author
Mark Sumner has written over three-dozen novels, several ghost-written under other names. He has been a contributing editor for DailyKos.com since 2006. His book, Devil's Tower, was nominated for both the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award. He is the author of a series of mystery novels that focus on a tabloid newsroom. These “News from the Edge” books became the basis of the television series, The Chronicle, which ran on the Sci Fi Channel after initially being piloted on NBC. Sumner has written over 50 short stories and many articles. He was the "Games and Gadgets" columnist for Sovereign Media. His articles have been published in The Nation, and he has appeared on NPR and the BBC.
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