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The Ancestor`s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life is a 2004 popular science book by Richard Dawkins, with contributions from Dawkins` research assistant Yan Wong. It follows the path of humans backwards through evolutionary history, meeting humanity`s cousins as they converge on common ancestors. Dawkins` longest book to date, it was nominated for the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books.
The Ancestor`s Tale
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK)
1st edition 2004, 2nd edition 2016
673 pages in 1st edition and expanded to 800 pages in 2nd ed.
QH361 .D39 2004
A Devil`s Chaplain
The God Delusion
Much of this article describes the first edition. Updated research has been included in the second edition published in 2016.
Sebični gen (1969)
Prošireni fenotip (1982)
Slepi časovničar (1986)
Reka iz raja (1995)
Uspon uz planinu neverovatnosti (1996)
Rasplitanje duge (1998)
Đavolov kapelan (2003)
Priče naših predaka (2004)
Zabluda o Bogu (2006)
Najveća predstava na Zemlji (2009)
Čarolija stvarnosti (2011)
Apetit za čudesnim (2013)
Richard Dawkins writes that evolution rhymes and patterns recur. Not only is our universe capable of generating organisms, it is capable of evolving them too.
Evolution has no privilege line of descent and no designated end. Evolution has arrived at many millions of interim ends and organisms are still evolving. Evolution is directional, progressive and even predictable. He also talks about how homo sapiens think that they are more evolved than others, but actually all other species have gone through evolution too. They just have inherited different traits that helped them survive through natural selection. Dawkins claims that all species are equal. He uses backward chronology instead of forward chronology as a way of celebrating the unity of life. While going forward just extols diversity. In a backward chronology, the ancestors of any set of species must eventually meet at a particular geological moment. The last common ancestor is the one that they all share which he calls `Concestor`. The oldest concestor is the grand ancestor of all surviving life forms on this planet. There is a single concestor of all surviving life forms and its evidence is that all that have ever been examined share the same genetic code and the genetic code is too complex to have been invented twice. There is no sign of other independent origins of life and if new ones arise, they would probably be eaten by bacteria. This book is a pilgrimage to discover human ancestors and as it progresses, it meets other pilgrims (organisms) who join humans in order as the book reaches the common ancestor that human share with them. Humans pass 40 rendezvous before hitting the origin of life itself. In each rendezvous, we find one particular ancestor, the concestor which has the same labeling number as the rendezvous.
Dawkin`s book`s structure is inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer`s The Canterbury Tales. At each rendezvous point, Dawkins recounts tales concerning the cousin animals which are about to join the band of pilgrims. Every newly recruited species, genus or family has its own peculiar features, often ones that are relevant to human anatomy or otherwise interesting for humans. For instance, Dawkins discusses why the axolotl never needs to grow up, how new species come about, how hard it is to classify animals, and why our fish-like ancestors moved to the land. These peculiar features are studied and analysed using a newly introduced tool or method from evolutionary biology, carefully woven into a tale to illustrate how the Darwinian theory of evolution explains all diversity in nature.
Dawkins also tells personal stories about his childhood and time at university. He talks with fondness about a tiny bushbaby he kept as a child in (Nyasaland now called Malawi. He described his surprise when he learned that the closest living relatives to the hippos are the whales.
ričard dokins sebični gen genetika dobzanski ...