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Title The deep structure of biology : is convergence sufficiently ubiquitous to give a directional signal? / edited by Simon Conway Morris.
Imprint West Conshohocken, Pa. : Templeton Foundation Press, [2008]
©2008

Subject Convergence (Biology)
Biological Evolution.
Anatomy, Comparative -- methods.
Intelligence -- genetics.
Metaphysics.
Alt Name Conway Morris, S. (Simon)
Description 1 online resource (x, 243 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Simon Conway Morris -- 1. Chance and necessity in evolution / Richard E. Lenski -- 2. Convergent evolution : a periodic table of life? / George McGhee -- 3. Life's evolutionary history : is it determinate or indeterminate? / Karl J. Niklas -- 4. Evolution and convergence : some wider considerations / Simon Conway Morris -- 5. Aspects of plant intelligence : convergence and evolution / Anthony Trewavas -- 6. Convergent evolution, serendipity, and intelligence ofr the simple minded / Nigel R. Franks -- 7. Canny corvids and political primates : a case for convergent evolution in intelligence / Nicola S. Clayton and Nathan J. Emery -- 8. Social and cultural evolution in the ocean : convergences and contrasts with terrestrial systems / Hal Whitehead -- 9. The illusion of purpose in evolution : a human evolutionary perspective / Robert A. Foley -- 10. Purpose in a Darwinian world / Michael Ruse -- 11. Plumbing the depths : a recovery of natural law and natural wisdom in the context of debates about evolutionary purpose / Celia Deane-Drummond -- 12. Purpose in nature : on the possibility of a theology of evolution / John F. Haught -- Contributors -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781599471723 (electronic bk.)
1599471728 (electronic bk.)
9781599471389
1599471388
OCLC # 730524450
Additional Format Print version: Deep structure of biology. West Conshohocken, Pa. : Templeton Foundation Press, ©2008 9781599471389 (DLC) 2007045198 (OCoLC)179836582


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