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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Derek Jacobi! Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton, but a chiromantist reads Arthur Savile's palm and tells him that, in future, he will commit a murder. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but he decides to commit the murder before marrying....

so that his wife may not be caused to blush for his wrongdoing.

Good Enough - The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society written by Daniel S. Milo performed by Qarie Marshall on Audio CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781974959457
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Popular Science
Duration:  497 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Daniel S. Milo
Narrator 1:  Qarie Marshall
Rarity:  Rare

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Why is the genome of a salamander forty times larger than that of a human? Why does the avocado tree produce a million flowers and only a hundred fruits? Why, in short, is there so much waste in nature? In this lively and wide-ranging meditation on the curious accidents and unexpected detours on the path of...

life, Daniel Milo argues that we ask these questions because we’ve embraced a faulty conception of how evolution and human society really works.

Good Enough offers a vigorous critique of the quasi-monopoly that Darwin’s concept of natural selection has on our idea of the natural world.

Darwinism excels in accounting for the evolution of traits, but it does not explain their excess in size and number. Many traits far exceed the optimal configuration to do the job, and yet the maintenance of this extra baggage does not prevent species from thriving for millions of years.

Philosopher Daniel Milo aims to give the messy side of nature its due?to stand up for the wasteful and inefficient organisms that nevertheless survive and multiply. But he does not stop at the border between evolutionary theory and its social consequences.

He argues provocatively that the theory of evolution through natural selection has acquired the trappings of an ethical system.

Optimization, competitiveness, and innovation have become the watchwords of Western societies, yet their role in human lives as in the rest of nature is dangerously overrated. Imperfection is not just good enough: it may at times be essential to survival.

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