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  • Title: O Sorriso do Flamingo: Reflexões sobre História Natural
  • Author: Stephen Jay Gould Carlos Marques da Silva
  • ISBN: 9724202690
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover

  • O Sorriso do Flamingo: Reflexões sobre História Natural By Stephen Jay Gould Carlos Marques da Silva O Sorriso do Flamingo um livro sobre hist ria , escreve o autor neste seu quarto livro de ensaios, um livro sobre o que significa afirmar que a vida o resultado de um passado contingente, e n o o inevit vel e previs vel produto de simples e eternas leis da natureza Flamingos que se alimentam de cabe a para baixo flores e minhocas que mudam de macho para f mea e, po O Sorriso do Flamingo um livro sobre hist ria , escreve o autor neste seu quarto livro de ensaios, um livro sobre o que significa afirmar que a vida o resultado de um passado contingente, e n o o inevit vel e previs vel produto de simples e eternas leis da natureza Flamingos que se alimentam de cabe a para baixo flores e minhocas que mudam de macho para f mea e, por vezes, voltam a transformar se no que eram antes sexo, drogas, calamidades e a extin o dos dinossauros o umbigo de Ad o a V nus hotentote mente e supermente Estes s o apenas alguns dos assuntos e dos t tulos do conjunto de ensaios reunidos neste volume Um aut ntico festival que deslumbra o nosso esp rito com a incr vel variedade e o interesse aliciante do tema de Gould a teoria evolucionista por ele revista e aprofundada.
    Stephen Jay Gould Carlos Marques da Silva
    Stephen Jay Gould was a prominent American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.Most of Gould s empirical research was on land snails Gould helped develop the theory of punctuated equilibrium, in which evolutionary stability is marked by instances of rapid change He contributed to evolutionary developmental biology In evolutionary theory, he opposed strict selectionism, sociobiology as applied to humans, and evolutionary psychology He campaigned against creationism and proposed that science and religion should be considered two compatible, complementary fields, or magisteria, whose authority does not overlap.Many of Gould s essays were reprinted in collected volumes, such as Ever Since Darwin and The Panda s Thumb, while his popular treatises included books such as The Mismeasure of Man, Wonderful Life and Full House.

    O Sorriso do Flamingo: Reflexões sobre História Natural By Stephen Jay Gould Carlos Marques da Silva

    Commentaires:

    William1
    This book is 30 years old and still highly readable It s about biology, specifically about Darwinian evolution and the history of science Quite good and gripping writing explaining what is still pretty much the current state of our knowledge Gould has a fondness for rehabilitating scientists who were wrong for interesting reasons In this volume those figures include Edward Tyson who sought to place chimpanzees next to humans as the next link in the great chain of being theory , the Rev William [...]

    Adrian Colesberry
    The greatest modern voice for the neo Darwinian synthesis He and a colleague, whose name I forget, re purposed Kipling s term just so stories to describe evolutionarily plausible but unprovable explanations for things An amazing critical thinker, Gould realized that if you didn t establish some way of critiquing evolutionary explanations, they would become the equivalent of folk explanations, overpredicting to the point that they could never be disproven Once evolutionary explanations became non [...]

    Ben Sutter
    There is a lot than meets the eye to this esoteric collection of paleontology biology articles Whilst working through some of the strangest topics, for example i the special variation among Caribbean sea snails and ii why pre Cambrian worms aren t actually worms, I was surreptitiously being taught the intricacies of the scientific method These articles are lessons in critical thinking concepts such as open mindedness, acknowledging errors including your own , recognizing false assumptions and p [...]

    Stacey
    This may be my favorite collection of his essays because of the note at the beginning about his personal bout with mortality that occurred at this time and because the essays reflect his initial skepticism of and gradual acceptance of the Alvarez theory for the cometary extinction of dinosaurs and its implications for understanding our evolutionary history broadly This volume also documents his concern about the possible impact of nuclear war and his public efforts, together with other scientis [...]

    David
    This is not an easy book to read Gould s language and style are aimed at educated, but non professional readers Each essay is a gem in its own way, on a wide diversity of subjects Gould sheds much light on how science is done, and the importance of the process rather than the conclusions Highly recommended

    Debbie "DJ"
    I love all of Gould s books There is nothing fascinating than the world we live in with all it s peculiarities Gould is THE expert in paleontology His books are very scientific, so not an easy read, but for anyone who is really interested in paleontology he s the best.

    Liedzeit
    Reflection in Natural History as the subtitle says Gould had a natural gift in explaining or in just talking about science Not very unlike Asimov even if he was much restricted in his subjects But impressing enough The Darwin worship is a little annoying but there are excellent pieces, like the one False premise, Good Science about Kelvin s refutation of the Doctrine of Uniformity And even better For Want of a Metaphor Here Gould gives a good example how progress in science is dependant on meta [...]

    Jason Adams
    The Flamingo s Smile capture a unique moment in science The excitement of the Alvarez finding of an asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous is palpable throughout the essays Thirty years later, the theory is a given and it is a joy to see the excitement from a top scientific mind when a great idea first comes to light The rest of the essays are of the quality to expect from the series I particularly enjoyed the collaboration with Carl Sagan and the Pope to describe nuclear winter Overall fo [...]

    Bill Keefe
    Wow What a fire hose full of science and history I listened and listened intently to SJ Gould s essays It was hard It was all new It was often detailed in areas of knowledge where I hadn t yet learned the generalities Each story was a struggle and in a real way, a disappointment A disappointment in so far that I knew that no matter how much I enjoyed the essay, no matter how much I felt I learned, how new the point of view or artful the argument made I would not know enough at the end, not remem [...]

    Andrea
    It took me a while to finish this book, since every time I came upon some new concept or organism I had to google it and read a whole lot about it The parts that I enjoyed the most have nothing to do with the baseball part of the book which aren t really that many, but they show up in unexpected places , but with the organisms and evolution of different traits that the author talks about with such eloquence I am lucky enough to own a recent edition copy of Kunstformen der Natur Kunstformen aus [...]

    Stephen
    Most of Stephen Jay Gould s books are collections of his essays he wrote for years until his untimely and unfortunate death in 2002 that appeared in Natural History magazine The Flamingo s Smile Reflections in Natural History is the fourth such collection Gould was a prominent paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and astute historian of science, who spent most of his career teaching at Harvard His essays are a mix of science and history I ll take my lead from Dr Gould This book s curious title [...]

    Beatles24
    My first foray into evolutionary biology The book held a lot of promise and than delivered despite the over florid writing that Gould has perfected who uses words like synechdoche It is a book that speaks to the accidental nature of evolution but also puts an entirely different twist on the term intelligent design The intelligence referred to here simply means the adaptive nature of how we all came to be who we are physically speaking That is we build on small changes over time to accumulate in [...]

    Alex Rubenstein
    A fantastic foray into the history of natural selection, and common myths about Darwin, the Beagle, his finches , and his paradigm The other essays are just as wonderful, particularly those regarding the forced eugenics movement, incentivizing education as a means of population control, the history of preformationist ideology, alternative but now defunct theories of dinosaur extinction, and, what was maybe most interesting to me, the polemic on appreciating continua and natural complexity versus [...]

    s
    This book, the first I ve read of Gould s essay collections, sure sharpens my regret at his early passing He speaks eloquently and with a sparkling wit about a great many subjects, most consistently and enjoyably those of natural history.Some of the science is strikingly dated, and it s sad Gould isn t here to update them and that I can think of no worthy heirs But this datedness doesn t too terribly diminish the pleasure of reading, since one of Gould s recurrent themes is the value of knowing [...]

    Pauline
    I really love Gould, and the way he writes about biology and evolution without ever dumbing it down This was a great read and I recommend it My only problem with the book is that it s nearly 30 years old, which means I was regularly having to check if the theories and discoveries he talks about were still relevant You can probably skip all the parts about the cyclicality of mass extinctions they re not cyclical and the hypothesis of a second sun there very probably isn t one It s interesting to [...]

    Woodward Library
    Martin Adamson, Professor, Zoology recommends .Flamingo s smile by Stephen J GouldWhy is this a favourite book The greatest and most broad thinking of all recent biological writers might well be Stephen Jay Gould Few authors approach Gould in his ability to provoke critical thought around a biological topic All of his series, taken from his Natural History essays, are worth reading.

    Jennifer (aka EM)
    I just don t have the background or training to be able to dive into most science books and get out of them all they offer, although my interest in the subject whether physics or astronomy or natural history is and has always been strong I need books like this, where the science is sound but served up in bite size, easily digestible chunks.

    Elise Jenkins
    The Flamingos smile by Stephen jay Gould is a book based on the idea if evolution it includes facts, ideas from other scientists as well as a few drawings to show what the author is explaining Gould uses different and creative examples to show his idea of evolution He writes very structurally and the book was easy for me to follow.

    Ken Bishop
    See my comments on Ever since Darwin Interesting discussion of the extinction of dinosaurs and potential extinction of humans by nuclear war This is complex than some of Gould s other works.

    Devero
    Della buona divulgazione su un tema difficile, che in troppi oggi non capiscono o addirittura, quando ministri, vogliono eliminare dall insegnamento pubblico chi pensa alla Moratti ha centrato il bersaglio l evoluzione e la selezione naturale.

    Donna Jo Atwood
    I like Stephen Jay Gould s book and the way he mixs a wide range of subjects together just like in real life.Sometimes his essays get a little too technical for me, but he has stretched my mind than a lot of other writers put together.

    Jennifer
    Gould s books of essays are always a pleasure to dip into.

    Charles
    Right up there with a Wonderful Life in competition for my favorite Gould book.

    Greyson
    Highlights included Human Equality is a Contingent Fact of History and his reminders of science as method of fruitful inquiry Most was forgettable.

    Marley
    Really cool science stuff, very interesting but gets a little dry by the end Otherwise really fascinating biology stuff.

    Antonio De Cunzo
    Another excellent collection of essays by the incomparable SJ Gould.

    Hectorianus
    increible el explorar el humanismo y la visi n clara de Jay Gould para combinar arte , recuerdos y compilaci n de historias que se entraman con la ciencia

    Clare Bell
    Brilliant, honest, and insightful I am perusing this one once again, after many fond re readings I love Gould s writing, and wish I could have met him.

    Shawnee
    Valuable discussions of Buck v Bell case eugenics and the process of science as a methodology not a result.

    Stephen Smith
    The Flamingo s Smile, Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould 1985

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