Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History Topics for Discussion

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What are the three aims Gould has in Wonderful Life?

What is the Burgess Shale?

What is the contrast between the old view of evolution that Walcott had and the newer version pioneered by Whittington?

What was the significance of Marella and Yohoia?

What was the significance of Opabinia?

What is the Burgess drama? What is the Burgess revision? Who are the main characters (the human ones) in the drama?

What is Contingency?

What do you think about Gould's take on the place of humanity in the universe? Do you think it is the right lesson to take away from the Burgess drama? If so, why? If not, why not?

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