Pochi libri hanno avuto nella storia un'influenza tanto radicale, capillare e duratura come L'origine delle specie di Darwin. Rielaborato e meditato per quasi vent'anni nella quiete della campagna inglese, alla sua pubblicazione, nel 1859, questo capolavoro della letteratura moderna ha cambiato per sempre il nostro modo di vedere il mondo, segnando da allora un «prima» e un «dopo».
La teoria della selezione naturale, proposta in queste pagine, è alla base della moderna biologia evoluzionistica, ma da molti decenni ormai è entrata a far parte del nostro bagaglio culturale più ampio, ben al di là del suo merito scientifico. E, come per tutti i classici, la sua attualità non tramonta e continua a stupire.
- ISBN: 883392257X
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 592
such a freakin' genius! and the sadest part is, that his "science" literally killed him. if you've read a lot in Darwin (as I have) you come to understand that as a religious man, his studies seriously conflicted with his beliefs. I hate it when I hear someone say that Darwin says, "we come from mon Leggi tutto
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life = On Natural selection = Natural selection = The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin The Origin of Species is the differential survival and reproduction of individuals due to difference Leggi tutto
Charles Darwin changed the world when he wrote this book. I mean if you think about it logically, no other book has had such a powerful impact on the way humanity views the earth; yes, we have countless religious doctrine, but never before had there been a book that so drastically alternated our perc Leggi tutto
Dear Carol, Thank you for your mail, and of course I remember meeting you on the flight last month! It was a very interesting discussion and I'm still thinking about it. The semester has now started here at Creationist U and I am working hard, but I found time to read the book you recommended. And I' Leggi tutto
قد يكون هذا الكتاب هو أعظم كتاب انتجته البشرية. داروين غير كل شيء في مسار البشرية من نظرة البشر لأنفسهم حتى نظرة البشر تجاه الكون والطبيعة من اكبر المغالطات التي تواجهها اليوم عملية التطور اعتبارها بأنها نظرية. مصطلح نظرية دارون أو نظرية التطور كانت صالحة قبل قرن ولكن اليوم عملية التطور هي حقيقة علمي Leggi tutto
Edits for NR because I love him that much. This : "This preservation of favourable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call Natural Selection. Variations neither useful not injurious would not be affected by natural selection, and would be left a fluctuating element, as perhaps we Leggi tutto
“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.” ― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species It is amazing to think that this mild, scientific book published a little less than 155 years ago caused (and is still caus Leggi tutto
Ah, you can't really review a book like this. It's almost complete transcended its role as a seminal scientific tome and become a legitimate historic artefact. You can't review a historic artefact. This is a fantastic read, even viewed in a completely different way to how it would have been read at t Leggi tutto
Too much to unpack here and not an easy read as it was written 150 years ago. Despite all of the knocks against reading Origin for enjoyment, I can only express extreme awe and state the obvious - how much of a genius Darwin was. From his theory of natural selection to glacier theory, to hybrid plan Leggi tutto
Decry or applaud it, there's no question this work has had a profound effect not just on science, but the culture at large. What I wouldn't read this book for is the science, or in an effort to either defend or refute the argument for evolution. The core of Darwin's argument certainly is still what
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