This book is giving me an aneurism

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Re: This book is giving me an aneurism

#21  Postby Macdoc » Feb 16, 2017 11:43 pm

Who or what is OEs?

EO Wilson...on a dyslexic day :roll:
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EO Wilson in On Human Nature wrote:
We are not compelled to believe in biological uniformity in order to affirm human freedom and dignity.
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Re: This book is giving me an aneurism

#22  Postby LucidFlight » Feb 17, 2017 8:36 am

Macdoc wrote:
Who or what is OEs?

EO Wilson...on a dyslexic day :roll:

Oh, that guy. Yeah. Interestingly, I see the OE (Oxford [E]volutionary biologist aka Dawkins) was involved in a "furious row" with EO, back in 2012.

For any lay-spectators reading along:
[T]he row is a symptom of the long and controversial evolution of the very idea of evolution. At root it is a dispute about whether natural selection, the theory of "the survival of the fittest" first put forward by Charles Darwin in 1859, occurs only to preserve the single gene. Wilson is an advocate of "multi-level selection theory", a development of the idea of "kin selection", which holds that other biological, social and even environmental priorities may be behind the process.
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