Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory blogging   posted by Razib @ 2/14/2008 10:16:00 PM

As you probably know at my other weblog I've been going through Stephen Jay Gould's The Structure of Evolutionary Theory chapter by chapter. I just finished the first part of the work, which is a history of science as opposed to a discussion of contemporary science. I've blogged chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 so far. If you're interested in the topics covered by Gould so far I recommend Peter J. Bowler and Will Provine. Bowler is a lot more concise about 19th century evolutionary theory, in part because that's his academic specialty. Provine offers a Sewall Wright-centric perspective, but that's a good starting point to get a sense of the arc of 20th century evolutionary biology.