Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Bully for Brontosaurus - Reflections in Natural History *
  • Contents 7
  • Prologue 11
  • 1: History in Evolution *
  • 1: George Canning's Left Buttock and the Origin of Species 21
  • 2: Grimm's Greatest Tale 32
  • 3: The Creation Myths of Cooperstown 42
  • 4: The Panda's Thumb of Technology 59
  • 2: Dinomania *
  • 5: Bully for Brontosaurus 79
  • 6: The Dinosaur Rip-Off 94
  • 3: Adaptation *
  • 7: Of Kiwi Eggs and the Liberty Bell 109
  • 8: Male Nipples and Clitoral Ripples 124
  • 9: Not Necessarily a Wing 139
  • 4: Fads and Fallacies *
  • 10: The Case of the Creeping Fox Terrier Clone 155
  • 11: Life's Little Joke 168
  • 12: The Chain of Reason Versus the Chain of Thumbs 182
  • 5: Art and Science *
  • 13: Madame Jeanette 201
  • 14: Red Wings in the Sunset 209
  • 15: Petrus Camper's Angle 229
  • 16: Literary Bias on the Slippery Slope 241
  • 6: Down Under *
  • 17: Glow, Big Glowworm 255
  • 18: To Be a Platypus 269
  • 19: Bligh's Bounty 281
  • 20: Here Goes Nothing 294
  • 7: Intellectual Biography *
  • 21: In a Jumbled Drawer 309
  • 22: Kropotkin Was No Crackpot 325
  • 23: Fleeming Jenkin Revisited 340
  • 24: The Passion of Antoine Lavoisier 354
  • 25: The Godfather of Disaster 367
  • 8: Evolution and Creation *
  • 26: Knight Takes Bishop? 385
  • 27: Genesis and Geology 402
  • 28: William Jennings Bryan's Last Campaign 416
  • 29: An Essay on a Pig Roast 432
  • 30: Justice Scalia's Misunderstanding 448
  • 9: Numbers and Probability *
  • 31: The Streak of Streaks 463
  • 32: The Median Isn'T the Message 473
  • 33: The Ant and the Plant 479
  • 10: Planets as Persons *
  • 34: The Face of Miranda 489
  • 35: The Horn of Triton 499
  • Bibliography 513
  • Index 525
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