Sociobiologia – La Nueva Sintesis by Edward Wilson at – ISBN Condition: Nuevo. Dust Jacket Condition: Nuevo. 1. grms. LIBRO. In this abridged edition, Edward O. Wilson trims his monumental work to its . Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top en Libros en idiomas extranjeros). In the introduction to this Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, Edward O. Wilson shows . en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top en Libros en idiomas extranjeros).
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May 12, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why sociobiolohia, people in particular, act like they do. It is full of both virtuosity and raw, abrupt assertions that are nonetheless well-crafted and captivating In her view, the most controversial and disturbing thing was the call for scientist and humanists to “temporarily” remove ethics “from the hands of the philosophers and biologize” it.
In Sociobiology and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.
An animal behavior society named it the best book on animal behavior ever written. For its still fresh and beautifully illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and its importance as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this anniversary edition of Sociobiology: The latest and most comprehensive critique of inclusive fitness theory, though broad-ranging in the scope of its criticism, suffers from the same faults.
Highlighting the status of the haplodiploidy hypothesis to criticize inclusive fitness theory therefore misses the target. Fowler – Nature Magazine “With his probing curiosity, his dazzling research, his elegant prose and his deep commitment to bio-diversity, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist The Ants and novelist The Anthill Edward O.
If you merely say: The facts that Wilson, Nowak et al have for four years persisted in publishing and making extravagant claims for grossly inadequate work is not the worst of this scandal.
An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. Uses editors parameter CS1 maint: From this has sprung an understanding of an immense range of kin-selected conflicts, including conflicts within families and eusocial societies and intragenomic conflicts that follow the same underlying logic. The Meaning of Human Existence. The New York Times. Parts of it are quite good, but the quality abruptly, and embarrassingly, plummets in the chapter on kin selection, possibly under the influence of E O Wilson who has been consistently misunderstanding kin selection ever since Sociobiology, mistakenly regarding it as a subset of group selection.
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Nonetheless, relatedness retains a unique status in the analysis of eusocial evolution because no amount of ecological benefit can bring about altruism if relatedness is zero.
The paper noted that Wilson had nowhere actually said that human behaviour was totally determined by genes, and reported him as saying that a rough figure was 10 percent genetic. It lays out the fundamentals of humanity’s biological and social evolution on this planet. Detalles del producto Tapa dura: Wilson describes two widely disparate methods of anthropological genetics.
Today we would say simply that human ethics is a central aspect of human evolution, and that morality is the product of a gene-culture coevolutionary dynamic that must be studied in a purely scientific manner. This is more than a text it is an assurance that great minds have come to our attention and should never be ignored.
If you have this book Describing the controversy, Eric Holtzmans noted that “Given the baleful history of misuse of biology in justifying or designing social policies and practices, authors who attempt to consider human sociobiology have special responsibilities that are not adequately discharged by the usual academic caveats.
Bourke, or a not quite so serious and admittedly flawed and rambling account but a must read nevertheless by Robert Trivers–The Folly of Fools: This, of course, has become a major theme in contemporary sociobiology.
Jan 04, Paul rated it it was amazing. Incredible text; a book to double check through one’s library before purchasing a copy. The true enemies of human freedom are those who yearn for a system of totalizing culture that is capable of eliminating individual will and reducing people to cogsS in an immense social machine. It is crushingly obvious that the pleasantry is a transient phase due to abundant resources produced by the merciless rape of the planet, and as they are exhausted in the next two centuries or so, there will be misery and savagery worldwide as the likely permanent condition.
Aug 17, Amy rated it it was amazing.
Wilson speculates that genes promoting flexibility in social behavior are strongly selected on the individual level, but he follows Darwin in speculating that group selection may have been important in making us who we are. Then again if the majority of human beings took to critical reading, research, and unbiased contemplation of presented facts, they would have much less to complain about.
Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. They referred to social Darwinism and eugenics of the early 20th century, and other more recent developments, such as the IQ controversy of the early s, as sociobioloyia tales in the use of evolutionary principles as applied to human society. Wilson some serious time. The two together libdo one very lucid argument about concern humans should have about earth’s future.
He retains the full basic structure of the original book, while eliminating the technical discussions and data summaries.
But something did not ring true, I had found myself questioning his definitions and examples of sociality in the second section and when he started to write about cave painting his eurocentic views lead him astray from my wislon. Amazon Music Transmite millones de canciones. This book is much more detailed and therefore more difficult to simply summarize.