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The Darwinian revolution, The Teaching Company

Label
The Darwinian revolution, The Teaching Company
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
The Darwinian revolution
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
318586941
Responsibility statement
The Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses. Science & mathematics
Summary
Introduces the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the sea of change in human thought that resulted. Perhaps more than any other idea in science, Darwin's theory of natural selection shows how a strikingly original concept can break the bounds of its discipline to influence society at large -- in religion, politics, philosophy, and other spheres--From publisher's website
Table Of Contents
Lecture 1. The meaning of evolution -- Lecture 2. The way it used to be -- Lecture 3. Theories of evolution in the 18th century -- Lecture 4. Fossils and catastrophism -- Lecture 5. Theories of evolution just before Darwin -- Lecture 6. Why evolution was rejected before Darwin -- Lecture 7. Darwin's conversion to evolution -- Lecture 8. What's in On the origin of species? -- Lecture 9. How Origin fared among scientists -- Lecture 10. The religious reaction to Darwinism -- Lecture 11. The social implications of evolution -- Lecture 12. Evolution and heredity. Lecture 13. A nadir for natural selection -- Lecture 14. Groundwork for recovery -- Lecture 15. Human evolution -- Lecture 16. The Scopes trial -- Lecture 17. Lamarckian inheritance on stage -- Lecture 18. Forging an evolutionary synthesis -- Lecture 19. Evolution and molecular biology -- Lecture 20. The rise of biblical creationism -- Lecture 21. Tinkering with evolutionary theory -- Lecture 22. The heritage of eugenics -- Lecture 23. Intelligent design -- Lecture 24. Adding things up
Technique
live action
Classification
resource.productioncompany
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