A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Sex and science and above all the combination of the two are definitely my thing, but this book has precious little of either. Through this journey Kealey skillfully demonstrates how an understanding of biology and natural selection radically transforms our view of economics, business, technology and the economic history of the human species. About this Item: William Heinemann, 2008. Richly multi-disciplinary, witty, brilliant and thought-provoking, it is an important and controversial book.
About this Item: Vintage Books, 2009. While browsing around for the current status of Kealey's work I chanced upon his talk, below, which was uploaded on Youtube earlier this year. There is an attempt to weave an argument about how science, innovation and wealth do much better without government funding of science but it reads more like a collection of articles rehashed to fill out an unfinished I have actually read this book three times this year - and the third time I took detailed notes! Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Also it has a lot more to do with science than it has to do with sex. The only problem is that the author then struggles to bring it all together into a coherent theme.
This makes his opinion inevitable. You can read more book reviews or buy Sex, Science and Profits by Terence Kealey at You can read more book reviews or buy Sex, Science and Profits by Terence Kealey at. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. In this ground-breaking study in the tradition of Richard Dawkins and Jared Diamond, Terence Kealey shows how an understanding of sexual and natural selection can transform our view of progress in economics, business and technology. He has been making this argument for over ten years, and as a result the book is both well researched and well argued. The real value of company scientists does not therefore mostly derive from their own original work, but from their capacity to understand, import and expand upon the relevant information and know-how tacit knowledge developed by others. In this ground-breaking study in the tradition of Richard Dawkins and Jared Diamond, Terence Kealey shows how an understanding of sexual and natural selection can transform our view of progress in economics, business and technology.
And the trade is unusual because it is not a simple barter of A for B between two individuals, but, rather, it is more like the pooling of information between peers. There is an attempt to weave an argument about how science, innovation and wealth do much better without government funding of science but it reads more like a collection of articles rehashed to fill out an unfinished book. Any particular discovery may benefit others more than the discoverer, yet over a period of time, with enough pieces of information being pooled, chance will ensure that the advantages are distributed between all players p. True, one can argue there is a role for government in a few — the very large things. Ships cost a lot of money and only kings had the capacity to take huge risks of this sort. Openness of mind is key. His treatment of Mendel, for instance, is brief; thought I suppose that you could argue that a abbey is privately funded.
Innovation thrives in relatively free societies where individual property rights are protected and markets are allowed. He admits that some small degree of government funding is not necessarily a bad thing, and then calls for abolition of research universities altogether which, according to him, should concentrate on teaching - relatively cheap and easy to fund from fees and donations. Kealey takes one argument and drags it out over 400+ pages. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I haven't listened to it yet but will do so as time permits. It is a veritable romp through scientific history. He has been making this argument for over ten years, and as a result the book is both well researched and well argued.
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Any references to Kealey takes one argument and drags it out over 400+ pages. Since the book is absolutely amazing, I assume the talk is too. The first one claims that science is a public good that has to be funded by the state as the market will not provide it. As in The Economic Laws, the author first supports his argument through a broad and lengthy almost 260 pages revisionist historical survey stretching from the Stone Age to recent British government science policy. Richly multi-disciplinary, the book ranges across human history from neolithic times, through Ancient Egypt and the European explorers of the Renaissance, to the failure of the Soviet economy, to show how an understanding of biology and natural selection can radically transform our view of economics, business, technology, and the economic history of our species.
Freely moving from evolutionary psychology to economics to political history to philosophy and back to evolution via the route of game theory yes, the Prisoner's Dilemma makes its obligatory appearance , he's confident, persuasive, witty and entertaining while being, I suspect, at least occasionally, highly selective. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. Kealey's main argument is that science works better when it is privately funded. Along the way, Kealey is Kealey's main argument is that science works better when it is privately funded. In this ground- The question 'What is art? Bacon's theory of science, though, soon gets turned on its head and is regularly revisited throughout the book: rather than progress resulting from the state funding of science, we are shown that in fact most major technological improvements and increases in knowledge since the Iron Age can be linked to the introduction or protection of property rights in that society. Theoretically, in a democracy, it should. Comments Like to comment on this review? Most of his assertions are backed up with a stunning array of scientific, economic and historic papers.
Or is science something more exploitative - driven by profit, promoted by businesses and institutions looking for economic and political power? Within United Kingdom About this Item: William Heinemann Ltd, 2006. There is a wealth of fascinating history around civilisation and science in this book. But it is not, really. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Whether or not you agree with his premise, I'd recommend the book highly, if only for the depth of his research and the joy of watching him construct his argument.
In the end, though, the argument is somewhat circular. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. His writing is clear and easy for a non-scientist -- such as myself -- to understand. The first section of the book provides an excellent recapitulation of human history from the Stone Age onwards, pleasantly bringing back memories of school history lessons but with a twist: achievements and Journal Economic Affairs — Wiley Published: Dec 1, 2008. Sex, Science and Profits is concerned with refuting two old Baconian theses. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Full disclosure: Dr Kealey is a personal friend and thanks me in the acknowledgements to his book for educating him in scientific co-operations between companies.
The question 'What is art? Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. But some of his arguments are very persuasive. As I've detailed in the scientific method has almost made routine key advances in science. But in 1814 the Americans, from their Blackened House in Washington, D.