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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

  • Galileo's Commandment: 2500 Years of Great Science Writing
  • The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age
  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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Jake Farrell

>Recursive expression may not have reflected any great leap forward, but part of a steady change over millions of years.

The change from a finite system to an infinite system must be a great leap forward by its definition because there is no way to gradually get there - there's no half way point between finite and infinite.

>So what was the pressure to make us masters of complex hierarchy?

Just as a side note, but there's no reason why there was a pressure on this as it could have been an exaptation.
BLOGGER: The pressure for the big brain is a persistent question. I have my guesses, but the point is that it doesn't have to have been language.

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