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Of Pandas and People - A Reader's Guide

A Reader's Guide to

Of Pandas and People

by Richard P. Aulie
shipcoveaulie@yahoo.com

Index Part Two:

THE DESIGN ARGUMENT
Two Central Questions of Biology

"It cannot remain doubtful what position a theist ought to occupy. If he cannot recognize design in Nature because of evolution, he may be ranked with those of whom it was said, 'Except ye see signs and wonders ye will not believe.'"
—Asa Gray, "Evolutionary Teleology," 1872, Darwiniana, 1963, p 319

Introduction
Origin Of The Design Argument
Asa Gray And Pandas
FIRST—P L A T O, eternal ideas and earthly varieties
Platonism In Biology Before Darwin
Owen's Archetype
Platonic Similarities In Pandas
Biochemical Similarities; Vertebrate Similarities
The Species Concept Before Darwin
In The Renaissance; Louis Agassiz
Platonic Species In Pandas, Teaching Platonism In Biology
SECOND—A R I S T O T L E, goal seeking and final causation
Aristotelian Finalism
Aristotle Asks A Question
And Provides An Answer; What Aristotle Meant; Aristotle's Hand
Nature; Soul ; Animism
Aristotle And Purpose In Pandas
THIRD—G A L E N
Galen And Pandas—A Case Study
A Brilliant Career; Galen Industry
Why Galen Was Rejected; Galen's Two Themes
Galen And Pandas; The "Rete Mirabile" In Pandas;
Galen, And Pandas In Pandas
FROM ARISTOTLE TO DARWIN AND BACK AGAIN—
A Journey in Final Causality, Species, and Evolution

Do Final Causes Exist; Francis Bacon
Does Natural Selection Exist
What Is A Final Cause
Plato, Aristotle, Galen—And Darwin
Footnotes; References; Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Of Pandas & People Part One
Of Pandas & People Part Three



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