Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Human Chauvinism" by Richard Dawkins

(Posted on behalf of Steve Hays.)

Check out this article from Richard Dawkins which reviews Stephen Jay Gould's Full House.

Note, for example, Dawkins' conclusion:
...Gould’s attempt to reduce all progress to a trivial, baseball-style artefact constitutes a surprising impoverishment, an uncharacteristic slight, an unwonted demeaning of the richness of evolutionary processes."
It's good to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the ferocious dissension over evolutionary theory within the evolutionary community itself.

1 comment:

  1. :::YAWN!!!:::

    Yes, its so shocking that scientists don't agree on everything.