Turning Points: How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life, and Development

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A stance needs to be taken in how critical events have driven evolution of development. Although a little overwhelming, Kostas Kampourakis delivers a stimulating argument in his new book, Turning Points.

This book discusses certain evolutionary elements in vague terms. While I strongly agree that outcomes are part of critical events, I am not convinced that these are the sole outcomes of such events. With a 21-page introduction, too much research is present that masks the significance of research elsewhere in the text.

The book is filled with diagrams and syllogistic reasoning, creating a reflective mood for the reader. Readers love when they are halted in their view of the author’s thoughts while driven into a reflective state with enlightening graphics. And Kampourakis does this well.

While the author definitely has something worthwhile to say, he could have organized it better. This is not to say that the read is not smooth. Rather, his arguments are weakened by a loose cohesion.

If you don’t mind treading through an ocean of scientific avenues, the discussion and topics are worth plowing through.


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Author Kostas Kampourakis
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publish Date 2018-Feb-06
ISBN 9781633883291
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Issue August 2018
Category Science & Nature
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