(2) Medical science, however, has recognised the significance of Darwinian
theory only recently.
This, the broadest of the four Darwinian
components, covers the concepts of fitness, struggle for existence, limitations in resources, and differential rates of death and reproduction.
Indeed, for an introduction to the mainstream Darwinian
view and its wider context, one might not find a better entree than Ruse's account.
There are many good books on the Darwinian
revolution itself, but this volume is outstanding as a fair-minded presentation of the preceding period.
Of course no Muslim would say there is no Hand of God involved, but they put the Hand of God into a form of Darwinian
process, generating a great deal of confusion.
Written by biology instructor Kenneth Poppe, Reclaiming Science From Darwinism: A Clear Understanding of Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design is a scientifically-minded deconstruction of flaws and weaknesses in the Darwinian
theory of evolution.
The appendices clarify insights into a variety of topics, from the possible use of the Celtic Cross as a navigational tool to a thorough chastisement of the Darwinian
theory of macroevolution (while acknowledging that microevolution, as seen through small species changes due to simple natural selection, does exist).
Even though I'm far more sympathetic to Darwinian
explanations of mental life than most psychologists, I don't find any of these convincing.
In the Scopes Trial, the ACLU sold the teaching of evolution as being a matter of "free speech." Yet, today, the ACLU would gladly help tar and feather any teacher who strayed from Darwinian
Conservatism, by Larry Arnhart, Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic, 2005.
He demonstrates that many leading Darwinian
biologists and social thinkers in Germany believed that Darwin overturned traditional Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment ethics, especially the view that human life is sacred, exalting evolutionary "fitness" to the highest arbiter of morality.
The simultaneous publication of David and Nanelle Barahhes Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian
Look at Literature thus begins to look like another step in a movement to gain control of the literary field, wresting it from its social constructivist defenders.
Lisa Hopkins' Giants of the Past is an entertaining and informative account of the chequered history of certain Darwinian
ideas in a range of popular narratives from Mary Elizabeth Braddon to Stephen Spielberg.
FAIRYTALES; SELFISH GENES, ERRORS OF HEREDITY AND OTHER FABLES OF EVOLUTION acknowledges Darwin's genius and his theory of natural selection but also thinks the idea's been overblown: DARWINIAN
FAIRYTALES tells how, why, and provides a history of the idea's evolution and marketing.