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    What Darwin Got Wrong (Paperback) By (author) Jerry Fodor, By (author) Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini

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    DescriptionJerry Fodor and Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini, a distinguished philosopher and scientist working in tandem, reveal major flaws at the heart of Darwinian evolutionary theory. They do not deny Darwin's status as an outstanding scientist but question the inferences he drew from his observations. Combining the results of cutting-edge work in experimental biology with crystal-clear philosophical argument they mount a devastating critique of the central tenets of Darwin's account of the origin of species. The logic underlying natural selection is the survival of the fittest under changing environmental pressure. This logic, they argue, is mistaken. They back up the claim with evidence of what actually happens in nature. This is a rare achievement - the short book that is likely to make a great deal of difference to a very large subject. What Darwin Got Wrong will be controversial. The authors' arguments will reverberate through the scientific world. At the very least they will transform the debate about evolution.


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    Title
    What Darwin Got Wrong
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jerry Fodor, By (author) Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 258
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846682216
    ISBN 10: 1846682215
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16730
    DC22: 576.82
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    Thema V1.0: PSAJ
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    24 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jerry Fodor is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini started his academic career in Italy and France as a bio-physicist and molecular biologist and is now Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona.
    Review quote
    "'An overdue and valuable onslaught on neo-Darwinist simplicities' - Mary Midgley, Guardian 'A brave and welcome challenge' - Philip Ball, Sunday Times 'Entertaining and engaging' - Samir Okasha, TLS 'Whatever the outcome of intellectual engagement with this stimulating work, it is sure to be a most rewarding experience' - Noam Chomsky"