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Evolving Brains, Emerging GodsEarly Humans and the Origins of Religion

Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

E. Fuller Torrey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231183369
eISBN:
9780231544863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231183369.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming ... More

Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

How does one make decisions today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book provides the intellectual and emotional intelligence to ... More

Experiments in DemocracyHuman Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a ... More

SportA Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today’s ... More

Stem Cell DialoguesA Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Sheldon Krimsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

“Stem cells” have become linked with both new frontiers in medical science and political and ethical controversy. The field, along with the emerging area of regenerative medicine, is creating the ... More

Eternal EphemeraAdaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Niles Eldredge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153164
eISBN:
9780231526753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153164.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book follows the development of evolutionary science over the past two hundred years. It highlights the fact that life endures even though all organisms and species are transitory or ephemeral. ... More

Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's TreeThe Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

J. Archibald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores the rich history of visual metaphors that have been used to picture biological order and looks at the influence of these metaphors on the perception people have of their place in ... More

Flight WaysLife and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Thom van Dooren

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166188
eISBN:
9780231537445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book looks at the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions and asks us to assess our accountability toward other species in a rapidly changing world. It incorporates the ... More

When the Invasion of Land FailedThe Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

George McGhee,

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin ... More

The Engine of ComplexityEvolution as Computation

The Engine of Complexity: Evolution as Computation

John Mayfield

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163040
eISBN:
9780231535281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163040.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and, more recently, management science and ... More

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