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The Teaching Gene

J.Z. Young, 4 September 1980

The Evolution of Culture in Animals 
by John TylerBonner.
Princeton, 216 pp., £8.10, May 1980, 0 691 08250 2
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... It is a pleasure to write about a book that is so well-written. John TylerBonner is a biologist who not only knows a great deal about plants and animals but has thought long and carefully about problems of evolution. He has a cool and judicious attitude that allows him to settle contentious questions without fuss ...

Sea-shells and Tigers

Philip Kitcher, 18 March 1999

Life’s Other Secret: The New Mathematics of the Living World 
by Ian Stewart.
Penguin, 320 pp., £20, June 1998, 0 7139 9161 5
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... have excited the admiration of some important thinkers, including Alan Turing and the biologists John TylerBonner and Stephen Jay Gould, Thompson’s ideas do not figure prominently in the biological curriculum or the mainstream of research. By contrast, that mainstream takes very seriously an unguarded remark of the ...

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