Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An Urchin in the Storm: Essays About Books and Ideas - Stephen Jay Gould (Unabridged Audiobook)

"No one knows more about Darwin and evolution than Gould does. No one writes more clearly on these subjects than Gould does. No one is better equipped to deal with fallacies in this field than Gould is. This collection of reviews is the proof."
Isaac Asimov

Ranging as far as the fox and as deep as the hedgehog (the urchin of his title), Stephen Jay Gould expands on geology, biological determinism, "cardboard Darwinism," and evolutionary theory in this sparkling collection.
As a Darwinian biologist, Harvard scientist Gould has waged an ongoing battle with those who oversimplify evolutionary theory. He reminds us that understanding how an organism now functions may not explain why it evolved as it did. And when the organism in question is the human being, Darwin must sometimes yield to Lamarck, Gould freely admits, since we hand down cultural traits directly to our offspring. In this collection of reviews reprinted from the New York Review of Books, the author of Ever Since Darwin takes aim at sociobiology ("cardboard Darwinism") and the racialist theories of Arthur Jensen. He takes shots at Jeremy Rifkin, noted opponent of Darwinism and of genetic engineering. Gould argues that the scientific establishment's rejection of Barbara McClintock, forerunner of molecular genetics, had as much to do with her idiosyncrasies as with the fact that she was a woman. Amazon

Read by Larry McKeever
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File size: 349 MB

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Anonymous said...

files deleted? :(

BlindW@cher said...

Mediafire shut down my account, so all my files was deleted. I've uploaded the audiobook to RS.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks! :)

mirex said...


Both mediafire and RS (and most other sites) delete you account after they have removed 3 files for copyright reasons. So I suggest having no more than 20 files per account, they are very easy to create, especially for MS, which is the best site out there.

Rachel said...

Awesome, thanks! :)

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