Evolution in Action

Evolution in Action Starting with the first one celled organisms a world famous biologist analyzes the broad processes of evolution the pattern of genetic structure the formation adaptation and specialization of speci

  • Title: Evolution in Action
  • Author: Julian Huxley
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  • Page: 238
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  • Starting with the first one celled organisms, a world famous biologist analyzes the broad processes of evolution the pattern of genetic structure the formation, adaptation, and specialization of species heredity mutations and natural selection in short, the mechanisms and principles common to all life.Passing from the general to the specific, he lucidly explains how,Starting with the first one celled organisms, a world famous biologist analyzes the broad processes of evolution the pattern of genetic structure the formation, adaptation, and specialization of species heredity mutations and natural selection in short, the mechanisms and principles common to all life.Passing from the general to the specific, he lucidly explains how, in advancement toward general efficiency, new capacities appear, such as the ability to fly or to learn by experience capacities that may lead a species to a blind alley of specialization, or to further progress, or even uniquely with man to a point where the species may learn how to control the course of its own development.

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    1. Julian Huxley

      In 1887, Julian Huxley, the brother of novelist Aldous Huxley and the grandson of agnostic biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, was born in Great Britain Educated as a biologist at Oxford, he taught at Rice Institute, Houston 1912 1916 , Oxford 1919 25 and Kings College 1925 1935 An ant specialist he wrote a book called Ants in 1930 , Huxley became Secretary of the Zoological Society of London 1935 1942 , and UNESCO s first general director 1946 1948 A strong secular humanist, Huxley called himself not merely agnostic I disbelieve in a personal God in any sense in which that phrase is ordinarily used I disbelieve in the existence of Heaven or Hell in any conventional Christian sense Religion Without Revelation, 1927, revised 1956 Huxley was an early evolutionary theorist, with versatile academic interests Some of his many other books include Essays of a Biologist 1923 , Animal Biology with J.B.S Haldane, 1927 , The Science of Life with H.G Wells, 1931 , Thomas Huxley s Diary of the Voyage of the HMS Rattlesnake editor, 1935 , The Living Thoughts of Darwin 1939 , Heredity, East West 1949 , Biological Aspects of Cancer 1957 , Towards a New Humanism 1957 , and Memories, a two volume autobiography in the early 1970s Huxley was knighted in 1958 and was also a founder of the World Wildlife Fund.Huxley was well known for his presentation of science in books and articles, and on radio and television He directed an Oscar winning wildlife film He was awarded UNESCO s Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science in 1953, the Darwin Medal of the Royal Society in 1956, and the Darwin Wallace Medal of the Linnaean Society in 1958 He was also knighted in that same year, 1958, a hundred years after Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace announced the theory of evolution by natural selection In 1959 he received a Special Award of the Lasker Foundation in the category Planned Parenthood World Population.Huxley came from the distinguished Huxley family His brother was the writer Aldous Huxley, and his half brother a fellow biologist and Nobel laureate, Andrew Huxley his father was writer and editor Leonard Huxley and his paternal grandfather was Thomas Henry Huxley, a friend and supporter of Charles Darwin and proponent of evolution His maternal grandfather was the academic Tom Arnold, his great uncle was poet Matthew Arnold and his great grandfather was Thomas Arnold of Rugby School.More philosopedia indexp Julenpedia wiki Julian_H

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    1. While I was a little doubtful of the current validity of a scientific book published more than sixty years ago, I am quite glad I read it. Huxley gives the reader a beautiful account of the process of evolution in action and the way it can point us in the right direction for the future of humankind. He makes a nuanced but essential difference between biological improvements (numerous) and biological progress (rare). This allows him to focus on the way in which, without falling into teleology, bi [...]


    2. Having done a lot of reading about evolution from authors that were more popular in recent decades, it was interesting to cover this short collection of six pieces by Julian Huxley, a hereditary peer of evolutionary science and one of those who was an experienced player at the time the Modern Synthesis emerged. The pieces are all written accessibly and in layman's terms, representing as they do popular lectures which Huxley conducted for the general public.Unfortunately for this writing, evoluti [...]




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