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The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin\'s Dilemma (English) (Hardcover): Book by Dr. Marc W. Kirschner, John C. Gerhart

The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin\'s Dilemma (English) (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9780300108651    Publisher: Yale University Press Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 336        
In the 150 years since Darwin the field of evolutionary biology has left a glaring gap in understanding how animals developed their astounding variety and complexity. The standard answer has been that...Read more
In the 150 years since Darwin the field of evolutionary biology has left a glaring gap in understanding how animals developed their astounding variety and complexity. The standard answer has been that small genetic mutations accumulate over time to produce wondrous innovations such as eyes and wings. Drawing on cutting-edge research across the spectrum of modern biology Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart demonstrate how this stock answer is woefully inadequate. Rather they offer an original solution to the longstanding puzzle of how small random genetic change can be converted into complex useful innovations. In a new theory they call 'facilitated variation' Kirschner and Gerhart elevate the individual organism from a passive target of natural selection to a central player in the 3-billion-year history of evolution. In clear accessible language the authors invite every reader to contemplate daring new ideas about evolution. By closing the major gap in Darwin's theory Kirschner and Gerhart also provide a timely scientific rebuttal to modern critics of evolution who champion 'intelligent design'.
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About the author: Dr. Marc W. Kirschner, John C. Gerhart
Marc W. Kirschner is professor and chair, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School. John C. Gerhart is professor in the Graduate School, University... Read more
Marc W. Kirschner is professor and chair, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School. John C. Gerhart is professor in the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley.
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