Narrow Roads of Gene Land: Volume 2: Evolution of Sex

Author: W. D. Hamilton,William Donald Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198503361

Category: Medical

Page: 930

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The second volume of the collected papers of W D Hamilton, the most important theoretical biologist of the 20th century. Volume 1, The Evolution of Social Behaviour (OUP, still in print), was devoted to the first half of Hamilton's life's work; Volume 2 is devoted to the other half, on sex and sexual selection. Each paper is accompanied by a specially-written autobiographical introduction.

Narrow Roads of Gene Land - The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton

Volume 3 - Last Words

Author: William Donald Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198566905

Category: Science

Page: 496

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W. D. Hamilton (1936-2000) has been described by Richard Dawkins as 'a good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin'. His work on evolutionary biology continues to influence scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropology, and ecology. This third and final volume of Narrow Roads of Gene Land contains Hamilton's key work published between 1990 and 2000, a period in which he covered a great diversity of topics, often in collaboration with other scientists. Together, this unique collection of papers with their biographical introductions (written by Hamilton's co-authors and colleagues) provides a profound portrait of one of the twentieth century's most innovative scientists.

Narrow Roads of Gene Land: Evolution of social behaviour

Author: W. D. Hamilton,William Donald Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780716745303

Category: History

Page: 552

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Why is `blood thicker than water'? Are we innately violent or pacific? Why are plants and animals sexual? Why do we grow old and die? Such questions have motivated the life-work of W.D. Hamilton, widely acknowledged as the most important theoretical biologist of the 20th century. His papers continue to exert an enormous influence and they are now being republished for the first time. This first volume contains all of Hamilton's publications prior to 1981, a set especially relevant to social behavior, kinship theory, sociobiology, and the notion of `selfish genes'. Each paper is introduced by an autobiographical essay written especially for this collection. Accessible to non-specialists, this fascinating volume features several of the most read and famous papers of modern biology.

Rebellion

Physics to Personal Will

Author: James Brody

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595429556

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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tiny differences in the nature of individuals require that each of usdiscovers, arranges, and sustains his or her unique partnerships andterritories. Because of this uniqueness you must actively steer your life rather that just letting it happen. None of us is mere clay for environment's thumbs and even the youngest of ten children is a one-off architect who renovates his parents.Using clarity, humor, and personal examples, Dr. James Brody shows why you simplify or complicate your life, form partnerships and social networks, and sometimes conform or not. He also explains why certain aspects of physics are your best friends, why your commonsense handles them so well, why women displace men, and why you shouldn't believe bell curves! To illustrate, Brody includes stories from his clients as well as from biologists Charles and Erasmus Darwin, authors William and Henry James, anthropologists Mary Leakey and Loren Eiseley, and Nobel-winners Richard Feynman and Rita Levi-Montalcini. " a rich tapestry of human behavior, but done in a way that gives significance to individualism using models that physics and mathematics offer. Phase transitions, emergent networks, condensates, swarming, and other models are in the arsenal that he develops in the first half of the book and applies in its second half to evolution and behavior genetics, conflict and suicide, and resilience and personal will. This is serious work, yet it is not difficult to read. I highly recommend it." -Bryen Lorenz, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering, Widener University

Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics

The Theological-ethical Implications of Evolutionary Biology

Author: Neil Messer

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334029961

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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The evolutionary origins of human beings, and in particular the origins of human morality, have always attracted debate and speculation, not just in the academic community but in popular science and the wider general population as well. The arguments and explanations put forward over the years seem to thoroughly catch the popular imagination, but there is the danger that these explanations tend to step outside the bounds of scientific theory and become powerful popular myths instead. In Neil Messer's "Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics", the author is challenging this tendency. Instead, he provides a Christian theological anthropology, which, among other things, aims to give Christians and the churches the confidence to engage with assumptions that evolutionary theory and religious beliefs are untenable. This is a valuable resource for anyone engaged in the study of theology, providing the reader with the ability to consider both the theoretical and the practical questions raised by evolutionary discussions of ethics and morality.

Die Gene sind es nicht ...

Biologie, Ideologie und menschliche Natur

Author: Richard C. Lewontin,Leon J. Kamin,Steven P. R. Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621270366

Category:

Page: 264

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An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics

Author: Scott M. James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329529

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Offering the first general introductory text to this subject, the timely Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics reflects the most up-to-date research and current issues being debated in both psychology and philosophy. The book presents students to the areas of cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics. The first general introduction to evolutionary ethics Provides a comprehensive survey of work in three distinct areas of research: cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics Presents the most up-to-date research available in both psychology and philosophy Written in an engaging and accessible style for undergraduates and the interested general reader Discusses the evolution of morality, broadening its relevance to those studying psychology

Konjunkturzyklen

eine theoretische, historische und statistische Analyse des kapitalistischen Prozesses

Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525132379

Category: History

Page: 1134

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Patterns of Care

Relating Altruism in Sociobiology and the Christian Tradition of Agape

Author: Eva-Lotta Grantén

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agape

Page: 239

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Evolutionary Psychology, The New Science of the Mind

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 149026731X

Category: Education

Page: 68

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Evolutionary Psychology, The New Science of the Mind. In this book, you will learn topics such as Combating the Hostile Forces of Nature: Human Survival Problems, Womens Long-Term Mating Strategies, Mens Long-Term Mating Strategies, and Short-Term Sexual Strategies plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Born Cannibal

Evolution and the Paradox of Man

Author: James Miles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cannibalism

Page: 229

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Blowing the whistle on a shocking conspiracy of silence within the scientific community, "Born Cannibal" will anger and horrify many. The modern Darwinian era began in 1966 when George C. Williams showed us that natural selection acts at the level of the gene. And yet it has taken four decades for any Darwinian to have the courage to openly apply gene-level selection to the human animal. The results are startling. 'Man is born a cannibal. Human isn't something we are born, it is something we become'. This knowledge has been circulating within the scientific establishment for 30 years, but has never before been disclosed to the general public. Instead, scientists have deliberately allowed an heretical interpretation of Darwinian theory -- known as evolutionary psychology -- to be propagated through the media. As the author writes in his Introduction: 'This is the tale of how Darwin was betrayed by his friends, as well as by his enemies'. Passionate and wittily iconoclastic, "Born Cannibal" pulls back the curtain on scientific impartiality to reveal a Machiavellian world of fear, ego and ideology. The front cover illustration is by graphic supremo Alan Aldridge. Alan's clever reworking of the millennia-old Ouroboros archetype so perfectly summarises the running theme of "Born Cannibal". An image that has been used since time immemorial to represent the totality of nature here reminds readers that, contrary to the teachings of the evolutionary psychologists, man carries the genetic code of the rest of nature.

Songwriting für Dummies

Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770

Category:

Page: 408

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This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.

Narrow Roads of Gene Land: Evolution of social behaviour

Author: W. D. Hamilton,William Donald Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780716745303

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 8888

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Why is `blood thicker than water'? Are we innately violent or pacific? Why are plants and animals sexual? Why do we grow old and die? Such questions have motivated the life-work of W.D. Hamilton, widely acknowledged as the most important theoretical biologist of the 20th century. His papers continue to exert an enormous influence and they are now being republished for the first time. This first volume contains all of Hamilton's publications prior to 1981, a set especially relevant to social behavior, kinship theory, sociobiology, and the notion of `selfish genes'. Each paper is introduced by an autobiographical essay written especially for this collection. Accessible to non-specialists, this fascinating volume features several of the most read and famous papers of modern biology.

On genetic interests

family, ethny, and humanity in an age of mass migration

Author: Frank Salter

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 388

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From the evolutionary perspective, individuals have a vital interest in the reproduction of their distinctive genes, yet genetic interests are over-looked by social and political theory. Genetic interests decrease in concentration from the family, to the ethnic group, and finally to the species as a whole. On Genetic Interests canvasses strategies and ethics for defending these genetic interests in a sustainable and universalizable manner, including thoughts on immigration, ecological carrying capacity, nationalism, secession, multiculturalism, humanism, regionalism, globalism, and elites. The value and hazards of altruism complicate all of these issues. Special interest groups are considered, such as those who are intermarried, of mixed descent, adopting, homosexual, or career women.