|- by Thomas Dietz, Contemporary Human Ecology• Those who believe in evolution's drive towards progress often demonstrate it with a series of organisms that appeared in different eons, with increasing complexity, e||The book focuses on two main examples of this misconception: the disappearance of the 0|
|- by Mark Jaffe, Chicago Tribune• G6593 1996 Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin is a 1996 book by|
In the second example, Gould points out that many people wrongly believe that the process of evolution has a preferred direction—a tendency to make organisms more complex and more sophisticated as time goes by.
|- by Luis Rocha, Cybernetics and Human Knowing• - by David Papineau, New York Times• It was released in the United Kingdom as Life's Grandeur, with the same subtitle and with an additional eight-page introduction entitled "A Baseball Primer for British Readers"||He explains that by any measure, the most common organisms have always been, and still are, the bacteria|
|Quite the contrary: he shows that all that has happened is that the of the batting average decreased as professional baseball got better and better, while the league average remained constant as the game rules changed—together causing the extreme value of the distribution—the best batting average—to decrease as well||- by Michael Shermer, Los Angeles Times• - by Michael Shermer, Los Angeles Times• One misconception people often have is focusing too narrowly on averages or extreme values rather than the full spectrum of variation in the entire system what Gould calls the "full house" of variation|
- by Richard York and Brett Clark, Monthly Review• Publication date 1996 Media type Print, e-book Pages 244 pp.9
|, "bacteria, fern, dinosaurs, dog, man"|