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Richard Dawkins vs. Stephen Jay Gould

Kim Sterelny, Arpa Editores

This book recounts a decades-long intellectual debate over the role of biology and evolution in the development of life on our planet, which that took place between two of the most monumental scientific minds of our time. It is the story of a clash of elephants that the rest of us might witness as ants if not for philosopher Kim Sterelny, who guides us through the points of divergence in the arguments Dawkins and Gould present. The author recounts various episodes in this duel, which subtly transcends the limits of pure science and plunges into other fields, such as economics, politics, and ethics.