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an adult poet is simply an individual in a state of arrested development in brief, a sort of moron Just as all of us, in utero, pass through a stage in which we are tadpoles, so all of us pass through a state, in our nonage, when we are poets A youth of seventeen who is not a poet is simply a donkey his development has been arrested even anterior to that of the tadpole But a man of fifty who still writes poetry is either an unfortunate who has never developed, intellectually, beyond his teens, or a conscious buffoon who pretends to be something he isn t something far younger and juicier than he actually is H 1 Mencken, High and Ghostly Matters, Prejudices Fourth Series 1924 Where would evolution be, Without this thing, heterochrony M L McKinney 1987 One of the joys of working in a renascent field is that it is actually possible to keep up with the literature So it is with mixed emotions that we heterochronists even larval forms like myself view the recent veritable explosion of interest in heterochrony in Gould s words in this volume On the positive side, it is ob viously necessary and desirable to extend and expand the inquiry but one regrets that already we are beginning to talk past, lose track of, and even ignore each other as we carve out individual interests....

Title : Heterochrony in Evolution: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Topics in Geobiology)
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ISBN : 1489907971
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Springer Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed 1988 edition June 15, 2013
Number of Pages : 348 pages
File Size : 666 KB
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