By Lynn Margulis
During this groundbreaking publication, Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan current a solution to 1 of the long-lasting mysteries of evolution--the resource of inherited edition that provides upward thrust to new species. Random genetic mutation, lengthy believed to be the most resource of edition, is simply a marginal issue. because the authors exhibit during this publication, the extra very important resource of speciation, through a long way, is the purchase of recent genomes by way of symbiotic merger. the results of thirty years of delving right into a giant, regularly arcane literature, this can be the 1st publication to head beyond--and show the serious obstacles of--the "Modern Synthesis" that has ruled evolutionary biology for nearly 3 generations. Lynn Margulis, whom E. O. Wilson known as "one of the main profitable artificial thinkers in glossy biology," and her co-author Dorion Sagan have written a entire and scientifically supported presentation of a conception that without delay demanding situations the assumptions we carry concerning the number of the dwelling global.
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This text is printed for the personal use of the subscriber to PEP Web and is copyright to the Journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to copy, distribute or circulate it in any form whatsoever. - 35 - aim is to destroy the object but also, by mastering it, to preserve it) corresponds par excellence to the biphasic functioning of the anal sphincter (evacuation/retention) and its control. At the anal stage, the symbolic meanings of giving and witholding are ascribed to the activity of defecation; in this connection, Freud brings out the symbolic equation: faeces = gift = money 5.
I. In a broad sense: a form of sexual behaviour in which the subject obtains satisfaction solely through recourse to his own body, needing no outside object; in this sense masturbation is referred to as auto-erotic behaviour. II. e: a. without resorting to an external object; b. without depending on an image of a unified body, or on an embryonic ego such as that which characterises narcissism*. It was Havelock Ellis who introduced the term ‘auto-erotism’ (α), using it in a wide sense close to our sense I above: ‘By “auto-erotism” I mean the phenomena of spontaneous sexual emotion generated in the absense of an external stimulus proceeding, directly or indirectly, from another person’ 1a.
XIV, 90. , XIV, 87. WARNING! This text is printed for the personal use of the subscriber to PEP Web and is copyright to the Journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to copy, distribute or circulate it in any form whatsoever. : interpretação anagógica. ) which is said to bring out their universal ethical meaning. Since anagogic interpretation relates symbols to ‘elevated ideals’, it is considered to be the opposite of analytic interpretation, which supposedly reduces them to their specific and sexual content.
Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species by Lynn Margulis