(Bully for Brontosaurus Reflections in Natural History) PDF/EPUB ´ Stephen Jay Gould
review Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Stephen Jay GouldWith the depth and breadth of his scientific knowledge this collection contains personal insight humor and humility than some of his previous workGould makes no secret of his intellectual passions baseball the French Revolution geology science and scientists of the 19th century dinosaurs classical music and evolutionary theory Not every one of his readers shares these passions of course I The Slave Dancer for one have always been bored by baseball but he has a giftor making his subjects co This meant a lot to me as a teen Just one bit the essay Male Nipples and Clitoral Ripples with its shocking claim that only 30% of women orgasm rom PIV intercourse scandalised me He bases this
On The Notably Shoddy Workthe notably shoddy work Kinsey and Hite but it may be worse than that The main point of that piece using the pleasure poor design of the two genitalia to attack a straw man view he calls hyperadaptationism had less effect on me luckilyThere are odd synopses of each essay hereI give general reasons to distrust Gould here With essays like Male Nipples and Clitoral Ripples you can enjoy science while also being amused by his sense of humor Great writing makes the natural world come alive What u. He Sleep with the Fishes falsificano la storia ealsano la comprensione della teoria dell’evoluzione È di divulgazione scientifica di alto livello che consente di portare a conoscenza di un vasto pubblico di i risultati della scienza e che grazie a curiosità trovate accostamenti sorprendenti riferimenti autobiografici rare notizie storiche citazioni humour riesce a suscitare nel lettore il raro piacere dell’intelligenz.
"Scientists Because Of Its Melange "because of its melange seemingly contradictory characteristics large brain and inner ear like mammals egg laying like reptiles duckbill like the eponymous wildfowl etc Because of its paradoxical nature the platypus was viewed The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History for a long time as a primitive outlier that had never really caught up with the high and mighty mammals Gould shows not only why this isn t so but why the creature is as he puts it one honey of an adaptationThe section titled Intellectual Biography Iound especially interesting In Kropotkin Was No Crackpot Gould rehabilit I read the irst half of this book about 10 years ago and went back a ew days ago to read the rest Why the
BREAK IT WAS A GOOD READIIt was a good readI no idea why I came to a haltHaving inished the book I went back and looked at some of the earlier essays B This review was written in September 1991 not long after the
book s publicationStephen Jay Gould has been writing monthly essays ors publicationStephen Jay Gould has been writing monthly essays Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life for History magazineor over eighteen years and he has gotten pretty good at it by now His newest collection is the best one so ar While Gould has always been able to impress. Di capezzoli nel maschio dell’essere umano e dei mammiferi in generale o il gigantesco uovo di kiwi considerati enomeni istruttivi proprio perché spiegano meglio della perfezione naturale il 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate funzionamento e il carattere storico dei meccanismi evolutivi La lettura di Bravo Brontosauro è uno dei modi più seri e insieme meno convenzionali e più divertenti per smontare errori e luoghi comuni preconcetti e conformismi Stephen Jay Gould was adept at reviewing scientific missteps and errors and building telling lessonsrom them His essays are highly discursive often taking twists and turns through little known bits of history and popular culture as a means of explicating complex concepts He was a brilliant man and one of those writers
like neurologist Oliver Sacks say or biologist EO Wilson who could take abstruse subject matter and make itneurologist Oliver Sacks say or biologist EO Wilson who could take abstruse subject matter and make it to the general reader Though it should be noted no one s style was uite so reewheeling and idiosyncratic as Gould s A s style was uite so The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece freewheeling and idiosyncratic as Gould s Aavorite essays include The Panda s Thumb of Technology In which Gould illustrates the evolutionary principles of contingency and incumbency by way of a history of the WERTY keyboard This is certainly among the volume s uirkiest and most brilliant essaysIn Male Nipples and #Clitoral Ripples he discusses how male nipples are homologues of emale #Ripples he discusses how male nipples are homologues of emale and remnants of embryology just as the The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) female clitoris is a homologue of the male penis Dr Freud s absurd theory of vaginal orgasm and the unfortunate suffering it caused countless women during the mid 20th century is discussedTo Be A Platypus reviews the imm. Parti 1 5 di Bullyor brontosaurusLo spettro degli argomenti trattati da Gould è assai vario ma ruota attorno al tema centrale della teoria dell’evoluzione e della storia naturale L’evoluzionismo permette di individuare l’operare dell’evoluzione anche in argomenti molto poco tradizionali come l’evoluzione della tastiera della macchina per scrivere e nelle stranezze e negli errori della natura come l’esistenza.
Stephen Jay Gould