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A knockout!, 1. April 2000
This is a terrific book. Wright's devastating refutation of Stephen J. Gould's fashionable pose denying progress in evolution alone is worth the price of purchase. The book's use of game theory to demonstrate the high probability of the development of intelligence from life is extremely good, and (though Wright confines himself to terrestrial matters) has decisive implications bearing on the question of the distribution of intelligence and civilization in the universe at large. Overall, the book is seminal. No person interested in the most important philosophical questions facing humnaity should fail to read it.