The Case of the Midwife Toad

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Random House, 1972 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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An account of Paul Kammerer's research on Lamarckian evolution and what he called "serial coincidences".

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Kammerer is usually held up as an example of scientific fraud, but I'm not so sure. His midwife toads may have had a genetic plasticity that was completely beyond the understanding of the day, but ... Read full review

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Arthur Koestler was born on September 5, 1905 in Budapest, Hungary and studied at the University of Vienna. Koestler was a Middle East correspondent for several German newspapers, wrote for the Manchester Guardian, the London Times and the New York Herald Tribune. Koestler wrote Darkness at Noon, which centers on the destructiveness of politics, The Act of Creation, a book about creativity, and The Ghost in the Machine, which bravely attacks behaviorism. Arthur Koestler died in London on March 3, 1983.

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