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In a generational work of clarity and passion, one of the greatest living scientists directly addresses these three fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science. Includes 90 illustrations.
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Hood River County Library 599.938 WIL 2012 (Text) 33892100003160 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/30/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780871404138 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: viii, 330 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Pub. Corporation, [2012]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The human condition -- The two paths to conquest -- The approach -- The arrival -- Threading the evolutionary maze -- The creative forces -- Tribalism is a fundamental human trait -- War as humanity's hereditary curse -- The breakout -- The creative explosion -- The sprint to civilization -- The invention of eusociality -- Inventions that advanced the social insects -- The scientific dilemma of rarity -- Insect altruism and eusociality explained -- Insects take the giant leap -- How natural selection creates social instincts -- The forces of social evolution -- The emergence of a new theory of eusociality -- What is human nature? -- How culture evolved -- The origins of language -- The evolution of cultural variation -- The origins of morality and honor -- The origins of religion -- The origins of the creative arts -- A new enlightenment.
Summary, etc.:
In a generational work of clarity and passion, one of the greatest living scientists directly addresses these three fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science. Includes 90 illustrations.
Subject: Social evolution > Philosophy.
Human evolution > Philosophy
Evolution (Biology) > Philosophy

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