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Read Of Moths and Men An Evolutionary Tale The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth Of Moths and Men An Evolutionary Tale The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Judith Hooper ☆ 5 Read & Download He last century Compellingly told Of Moths and Men reveals Kettlewell to be a deluded scientist a man tyrannized by his mentor the powerful E B Ford an imperious eccentric Oxford don a Darwinian zealot determined to crush all enemies in his path In a revelatory controve. Education it s a problem Scientific education even so How to sueeze in the merest hint of knowledge into a group of 10 year olds who have no higher thought than who fanciesbullieshatesloves whoWhat is needed is a shortcut perhaps just one picture which will etch the concepts it embodies in relief so stark that they will be grasped to the bosom of even the most challenged sub adolescent for its entire life In later years they will proudly boast of their depth of insight into evolutionary theory imparted by this single episode It s all there it s obvious innitAnd so HBD Bernard Kettlewell a man who was standing on the shoulders of giants as the giants never ceased reminding him came to be the mostly unwitting torchbearer for the Darwinian cavalcade Swept up by an all consuming passion and in awe of a motley crue of dapper polymaths Oxford luminati and banking heiresses our hero Kettlewell leaves no trunk unturned in search of the ultimate proof of a seemingly bulletproof concept Black soot black moths SimplesThis is nature where nothing is ever that simple and the blindingly obvious the theory the worm ridden it will be when you turn it over But this particular theory is strong it has power beyond mere science and reaches into the realms of folklore To challenge it is a heresy to even enuire about its methodology invites disdain and approbrium from the Great GoodHappily there were a few of the individualistic souls willing to scratch the itch that this most iconic of scientific illustrations had left them withMs Hoopers book details clearly the original experiment and the travails of those involved in it All human life is here plus a fair portion of demagogery self delusion and hypochondria She paints a vivid picture of post war English mor s and attitudes with a very neutral brush avoiding simple stereotypes where possible whilst not avoiding the truism that stereotypes often have deep roots She imbues EB Ford evolutionist and raconteur the driving force behind all this with a hint of the Machiavelli She notes that in Oxford a Don without a college is like a man without a country The meat of the book is not the experiment itself but how it came to be an institution and a form of unuestionable holy writ Ms Hooper has done a painstakingly professional job here finding and interviewing the few remaining members of the cliue As time has passed and criticism has been aimed at the original experiment its methods and its mathematics yet no contrary results have even dented its shiny carapace To all intents and purposes it has now been utterly torn to shreds and should now be firmly esconced in the seemed a good idea at the time bin with phlogiston and the ether That it isn t is a testament to the unshakeable bigotry of the scientific establishmentRead this book It will show you that the only thing which matches scientific intelligence is its malice and unswerving tunnel vision

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Read Of Moths and Men An Evolutionary Tale The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth Of Moths and Men An Evolutionary Tale The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Judith Hooper ☆ 5 Read & Download Rsial work that will be debated for years to come Judith Hooper uncovers the intellectual rivalries petty jealousies and faulty science behind one of the most famous experiments and myths in the history of evolutionary biology Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Pri. This was really eye opening in regards to the proof of evolution that we were all taught in school in reality still just a theory The Heiress In His Bed years to come Judith Hooper uncovers the intellectual rivalries petty jealousies and faulty science behind one of the most famous experiments and myths in the history of evolutionary biology Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Pri. This was really eye opening in regards to the proof of evolution that we were all taught in school in reality still just a theory

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Read Of Moths and Men An Evolutionary Tale The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth Of Moths and Men An Evolutionary Tale The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Judith Hooper ☆ 5 Read & Download In the 1950s a British physician and amateur lepidopterist named H B D Kettlewell went into the English woods to catch evolution in action among the now famous Peppered Moths His work became Darwin's missing evidence an evolutionary experiment as influential as any in t. Hooper s book first appeared to me to be a creationist tract thus not worthy of reading In reality it is not only a critiue of the melanic moth work done by Kettlewell and others but a brief review of genetic theory trends mutationism selectionism neutralism and molecularism if that term might be used As a young graduate student I was wooed by E B Ford s ecological genetics or the less radical form theory plus empiricism to see how the damned thing evolution actually worked I am a minimalist working on specific genes in humans cerumen phenylketonuria now hemochromatosis I knew or casually met a number of the people mentioned in the book and wished I had met The book is perhaps a brief introduction to the history of the field a damning critiue of studies of melanism in lepidoptera and an introduction to some very interesting if eccentricflawed geniuses It has hunan drama so may appeal to the general audience on that score but it is really a history of a small number of people attached to very prestigious institutions in England and in the US I think she is a bit heavy in her critiue if the Brits but she is also sympathetic The book is well written and can be read in 2 or 3 easy nights I shall read it again as there is much to digest for those interested in natural selection in any species


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  • Paperback
  • 400
  • Of Moths and Men An Evolutionary Tale The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth
  • Judith Hooper
  • English
  • 06 April 2018
  • 9780393325256