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Analysis: examining a subject by breaking it down into its components.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Analysis/Science/Gould: The fascination that Richard Dawkins's theory exerts is due to some of the bad habits of Western science: atomism, reductionism, determinism; in other words, the notion that wholeness is understood by breaking it down into its "basic" units.
GouldVsDawkins: In addition, Dawkins assumes that genes have an influence on the body. Selection cannot see them if they do not translate into parts of the morphology, physiology or behavior that are important for the survival of an organism.
Ironically, Dawkin's theory came to light just as pan-selectionist theories were increasingly rejected, according to which all parts of the body are formed in the crucible of natural selection.
If most genes fail to be checked, they cannot be the units of selection.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gould I
Stephen Jay Gould
The Panda’s Thumb. More Reflections in Natural History, New York 1980
German Edition:
Der Daumen des Panda Frankfurt 2009

Gould II
Stephen Jay Gould
Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes. Further Reflections in Natural History, New York 1983
German Edition:
Wie das Zebra zu seinen Streifen kommt Frankfurt 1991

Gould III
Stephen Jay Gould
Full House. The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, New York 1996
German Edition:
Illusion Fortschritt Frankfurt 2004

Gould IV
Stephen Jay Gould
The Flamingo’s Smile. Reflections in Natural History, New York 1985
German Edition:
Das Lächeln des Flamingos Basel 1989


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