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By Lynn Margulis

ISBN-10: 0465043917

ISBN-13: 9780465043910

During this groundbreaking ebook, Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan current a solution to 1 of the iconic mysteries of evolution--the resource of inherited version that offers upward thrust to new species. Random genetic mutation, lengthy believed to be the most resource of version, is simply a marginal issue. because the authors show during this publication, the extra very important resource of speciation, through a ways, is the purchase of latest genomes by way of symbiotic merger. the results of thirty years of delving right into a gigantic, ordinarily arcane literature, this can be the 1st ebook to move beyond--and show the serious boundaries of--the "Modern Synthesis" that has ruled evolutionary biology for nearly 3 generations. Lynn Margulis, whom E. O. Wilson referred to as "one of the main winning artificial thinkers in glossy biology," and her co-author Dorion Sagan have written a finished and scientifically supported presentation of a conception that at once demanding situations the assumptions we carry concerning the number of the residing international.

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A very recent book by Smith, Glass, and Miller, entitled The Benefits of Psychotherapy (1980), undertook the highly ambitious task of finding and assessing “all the controlled studies of psychotherapy outcome [in the literature]; that is, all the research in which one group of persons was treated for psychological conditions and compared with another, roughly equivalent untreated group” (p. 4, italics added). Smith et al. ” The object of the meta-analysis was to give an integrated representation of the overall benefits of psychotherapy, doing so according to “a set of rules that can be specified and repeated so that prejudice and idiosyncracy can fade into the background and the evidence can - 31 take its rightful place as the center of concerned attention” (p.

None of this is designed to deny the major conceptual clarifications and advances associated with the names of Jacobson, Mahler, Kohut, and Kernberg over recent years; rather, it is meant to indicate that the thinking that has come to fruition in their current work was not really entirely unknown earlier, or entirely foreign to the thinking that characterized the PRP group in Topeka and that was expressed in its formulations and case records. Of course, it is not psychoanalysis alone but psychiatry too that has seen significant changes in its conceptualizations over this same period; for this context, I refer here particularly to its diagnostic and case-formulating understandings.

28 in the Voth and Orth book, and the “Obese Woman” in this book and that by Horwitz. The monograph by Sargent et al. (1968) stating the method for the Prediction Study devotes 70 pages (exactly half its length) to a description of the full prediction process for one patient, called there “Mrs. ,” with, again, some alteration of demographic data for purposes of disguise. This patient is No. 9 in the Voth and Orth book, the “Bohemian Musician” in this book, and the “Bohemian” in the Horwitz book.

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