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UCMP: A History of Evolutionary Thought
Title: UCMP: A History of Evolutionary Thought
Creator: University of California, Berkeley <Berkeley, Calif.> / Museum of Paleontology; National Center for Science Education <Oakland, Calif.>
Abstract: The theory of evolution, formalized by Charles Darwin, is as much theory as is the theory of gravity, or the theory of relativity. Unlike theories of physics, biological theories (especially evolution) have been argued long and hard in socio-political arenas. The history of thought about evolution in general and paleontological contributions specifically are often useful to the workers of today. Science, like any iterative process, draws heavily from its history. The list below includes scientists and thinkers who have contributed to our understanding of life on Earth, especially evolution. The list is given chronologically, and is divided into sections according to themes in the history of evolutionary thought. [Information of the supplier]
Table of contents: Aristotle / Leonardo da Vinci / Georgius Agricola / John Ray / Antony van Leeuwenhoek / Robert Hooke / Nicholas Steno / Georges-Louis Leclerc / Comte de Buffon / Carolus Linnaeus / Erasmus Darwin / William Paley / Jean-Baptiste Lamarck / Thomas Malthus / Georges Cuvier / William Smith / Étienne Geoffroy St. Hilaire / Adam Sedgwick / Patrick Matthew / Mary Anning / Sir Richard Owen / Louis Agassiz C. / Alfred Russel Wallace / Thomas Henry Huxley / Ernst Haeckel / Edward Drinker Cope / Henry Fairfield Osborn / Alfred Wegener / John C. Merriam / Annie Alexander / William Gordon Huff
Subject: Biologists (570.92);
Philosophy and theory (576.801)
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Audience: Beginner; Intermediate
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Personal websites / biographies;
Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2009-01-06
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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