Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this “full house” of variation, and not as the progress or degeneration of an average value, or single thing.
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Review: Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to DarwinUser Review - Sanjay Biswas - Goodreads
An eyeopenr for those who equate "evolution" with "progress". Does some interesting statistical analysis to reveal our deeply ingrained biases. Read full review
Review: Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to DarwinUser Review - Andrew Breslin - Goodreads
Well said, Professor Gould! No, really, very well said indeed. Almost perfect, really. No need to repeat it, I got the idea the first time and . . . well now you've gone and said it again in a ... Read full review