On Growth And Form: The Complete Revised Edition

On Growth And Form: The Complete Revised Edition
by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson / / / PDF


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First published in 1917, On Growth and Form was at once revolutionary and conservative. Scottish embryologist D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) grew up in the newly cast shadow of Darwinism, and he took issue with some of the orthodoxies of the day not because they were necessarily wrong, he said, but because they violated the spirit of Occam's razor, in which simple explanations are preferable to complex ones.

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