Sunday April 20th, 2014

Richard Levins

Richard Levins

Biology Under the Influence

Biology Under the Influence

Dialectical Essays on Ecology, Agriculture, and Health

How do we understand the world? While some look to the heavens for intelligent design, others argue that it is determined by information encoded in DNA. Science serves as an important activity for uncovering the processes and operations of nature, but it is also immersed in a social context where ideology influences the questions we ask and how we approach the material world. Biology Under the Influence breaks from the confines of determinism, offering a dialectical analysis for comprehending a dynamic social and natural world.… | more |