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The Resource Darwin's dice : the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin, Curtis Johnson

Darwin's dice : the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin, Curtis Johnson

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Darwin's dice : the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin
Title
Darwin's dice
Title remainder
the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin
Statement of responsibility
Curtis Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For evolutionary biologists, the concept of chance has always played a significant role in the formation of evolutionary theory. As far back as Greek antiquity, chance and ""luck"" were understood to be key factors in the evolution of the natural world. Emphasizing chance is an entire way of thinking about nature, and it is also one of the key ideas that separates Charles Darwin from other systematic biologists of his time. Studying the concept of chance in Darwin's writing reveals core ideas in his theory of evolution, as well as his reflections on design, purpose, and randomness in nature's
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Cataloging source
E7B
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1948-
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Johnson, Curtis N.
Dewey number
576.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH365.D8
LC item number
.J64 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Serendipity in science
  • Creative ability in science
  • Darwin, Charles
  • SCIENCE
  • Creative ability in science
  • Psychology
  • Serendipity in science
Label
Darwin's dice : the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin, Curtis Johnson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's Dice; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Two faces of chance; 2 Chance transport; 3 Causes and laws of variations; 4 Chance, nature, and intelligence; 5 Darwin's evolving views about chance; 6 "So-Called Spontaneous Variation"; 7 Darwin's architect metaphor; 8 Darwin's giraffes; 9 Chance and free will; 10 Chance and human morality; Appendix: The Primary Sources; Bibliography; General index; Index Nominum
Control code
889264419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199361410
Lccn
2014010297
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1757319
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889264419
Label
Darwin's dice : the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin, Curtis Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's Dice; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Two faces of chance; 2 Chance transport; 3 Causes and laws of variations; 4 Chance, nature, and intelligence; 5 Darwin's evolving views about chance; 6 "So-Called Spontaneous Variation"; 7 Darwin's architect metaphor; 8 Darwin's giraffes; 9 Chance and free will; 10 Chance and human morality; Appendix: The Primary Sources; Bibliography; General index; Index Nominum
Control code
889264419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199361410
Lccn
2014010297
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1757319
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889264419

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