"Mind and Nature" by Gregory Bateson, Review.

The rise of modern genetics banished from evolutionary thinking the contributions of such seminal figures as Samuel Butler, William Bateson and Teilhard de Chardin. Later in the 20th century Gregory Bateson, William’s son, tried to revive them. Unfortunately, the result is an almost impenetrably tangled muddle. Still, as a recent representative of that alternative tradition I thought his book qualified for review as a classic. Review here.