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Sacred Bovines: The Ironies of Misplaced Assumptions in Biology

Douglas Allchin

Abstract

Some assumptions about biology are so deeply rooted in our thinking that they seem beyond question. These concepts - expressed in playful jargon - are our sacred bovines. With a light-hearted spirit, Douglas Allchin sets out to challenge many of these common beliefs about science and life. Allchin draws on fascinating insights from science to illustrate the ironies in many widespread beliefs. Be prepared to challenge the notion that male and female are fixed natural categories. Or that evolution implies cutthroat competition in human society. Or that we struggle against a fundamental immoral n ... More

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190490362
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190490362.001.0001

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Douglas Allchin, author

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