Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity
Bantam Books, 1979 - 255 pagina's
Renowned for his contributions to anthropology, biology, and the social sciences, Bateson asserts that man must think as Nature does to live in harmony on the earth and, citing examples from the natural world, he maintains that biological evolution is a m
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Something like natural selection, in all its truism and tautology, must obtain. To
persist, the new must be of such a sort that it will endure longer than the
alternatives. What lasts longer among the ripples of the random must last longer
than those ...
In every generation, sexual reproduction provides a guarantee that the DNA
blueprint of the new shall not conflict outrageously with the blueprint of the old, a
form of natural selection operating at the level of DNA regardless of what the ...
In organizational terms, the injunction — e.g., to make babies with strong
shoulders who will work better in coal mines — must be transmitted through
channels, and the channel in this case is via natural external selection of those
offspring who ...
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In previous readings of Bateson, not only Mind and Nature, I was left with an impression similar to that from primers on non-Euclidean geometries: fabulist structures from simple premises, but despite ... Volledige review lezen
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Gregory Bateson is to be sipped, not devoured. The years to come will find his thoughts catalyzing the common human consciousness up over the precipice to its next plateau. Read Bateson for the meat ... Volledige review lezen
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