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in this broad and highly readable inquiry, Robert Wesson proposes an approach to evolution that is more in harmony with modern science than Darwinism or neoDarwinism. He emphasizes the importance for evolution of inner direction and the self-organizing capacities of life, a view that is better able to account for the chaotic nature of the evolutionary process and the inherent propensity of complex dynamic systems to grow more complex with time. Many examples of plants and animals support this idea, and Wesson includes both carefully documented scientific facts and intriguing anecdotes about the odd aberrations in natural selection.Books by Robert Wesson include Cosmos and Metacosmos.

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proposes an approach to evolution that is more in harmony with modern science than Darwinism or neo-Darwinism

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In Beyond Natural Selection, Wesson points out that Darwinsim and neo-Darwinism explain only part of the richness of contemporary biota and, in fact, even deny the reality of the most important features of evolution. He begins with a useful description of Darwinian theory and the controversies over its application and then proceeds to show why natural selection cannot sufficiently account for the development of the multitude of modern species.

About the Author

Robert Wesson, a political scientist who has undergone ecdysis, is Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262731027
Author:
Wesson, Robert
Publisher:
A Bradford Book
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Critical thinking
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Ethics, modern
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Beyond Natural Selection
Publication Date:
19930129
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10
Pages:
369
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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"Synopsis" by , In Beyond Natural Selection, Wesson points out that Darwinsim and neo-Darwinism explain only part of the richness of contemporary biota and, in fact, even deny the reality of the most important features of evolution. He begins with a useful description of Darwinian theory and the controversies over its application and then proceeds to show why natural selection cannot sufficiently account for the development of the multitude of modern species.
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