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Darwin and Design

Does Evolution Have a Purpose?

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$32.00 • £27.95 • €29.95

ISBN 9780674016316

Publication Date: 09/30/2004

Academic Trade

384 pages

12 halftones, 5 line illustrations


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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Two Thousand Years of Design
  • 2. Paley and Kant Fight Back
  • 3. Sowing the Seeds of Evolution
  • 4. A Plurality of Problems
  • 5. Charles Darwin
  • 6. A Subject Too Profound
  • 7. Darwinian against Darwinian
  • 8. The Century of Evolutionism
  • 9. Adaptation in Action
  • 10. Theory and Test
  • 11. Formalism Redux
  • 12. From Function to Design
  • 13. Design as Metaphor
  • 14. Natural Theology Evolves
  • 15. Turning Back the Clock
  • Sources and Suggested Reading
  • Illustration Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

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