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The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma

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In the 150 years since Darwin, the field of evolutionary biology has left a glaring gap in understanding how animals developed their astounding variety and complexity. The standard answer has been that small genetic mutations accumulate over time to produce wondrous innovations such as eyes and wings. Drawing on cutting-edge research across the spectrum of modern biology, Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart demonstrate how this stock answer is woefully inadequate. Rather they offer an original solution to the longstanding puzzle of how small random genetic change can be converted into complex, useful innovations.

In a new theory they call “facilitated variation,” Kirschner and Gerhart elevate the individual organism from a passive target of natural selection to a central player in the 3-billion-year history of evolution. In clear, accessible language, the authors invite every reader to contemplate daring new ideas about evolution. By closing the major gap in Darwin’s theory Kirschner and Gerhart also provide a timely scientific rebuttal to modern critics of evolution who champion “intelligent design.”
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Heart Failure: A Practical Approach to Treatment
Heart Failure: A Practical Approach to Treatment

Chronic heart failure is now finally getting the recognition it deserves as a major public health problem. Increased awareness in the medical community has been reflected by the emergence of specialist journals and meetings, specific patient resources, public awareness campaigns, and a massive increase in research activities directed toward...

Greater Kenyir Landscapes: Social Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef
Greater Kenyir Landscapes: Social Development and Environmental Sustainability: From Ridge to Reef

This book contains research findings from three major study areas, natural sciences, social sciences, and public policy and management. The focus area extends over geographical zones ranging from mountainous area of Mount Gagau in the Taman Negara National Park, down to the coastal islands of Bidong, Redang and Perhentian on the...

Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer's Guide
Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer's Guide

Healthcare is changing and you need to know how—and what to do about it.

Getting good medical care shouldn’t be so confusing—or so costly. Healthcare, Insurance, and You simplifies the many confusing details about our healthcare system so you can make informed decisions. Result? Better health at...


Towards Digital Enlightenment: Essays on the Dark and Light Sides of the Digital Revolution
Towards Digital Enlightenment: Essays on the Dark and Light Sides of the Digital Revolution

This new collection of essays follows in the footsteps of the successful volume Thinking Ahead - Essays on Big Data, Digital Revolution, and Participatory Market Society, published at a time when our societies were on a path to technological totalitarianism, as exemplified by mass surveillance reported by Edward Snowden and...

Quality of Service for Intenet Multimedia
Quality of Service for Intenet Multimedia

Continuous media applications have exceptionally stringent QoS requirements, and QoS for multimedia will remain a challenge well into the future. The solution begins with service-differentiated networks capable of providing appropriate grades of service to each application. This book takes the next step, showing how continuous...

Ideas of Quantum Chemistry
Ideas of Quantum Chemistry
Colours! The most beautiful of buds – an apple bud in my garden changes colour from red to rosy after a few days. Why? It then explodes into a beautiful pale rosy flower. After a few months what was once a flower looks completely different: it has become a big, round and red apple. Look at the apple skin. It is pale green, but moving along...
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