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Unformatted text preview: What is science? Early thinkers Bishop usher (1581-1656) pinpoints moment of creation as Oct 10, 4004 B.C Carol Von Linneaus-Swedish- 1700s- taxonomy (science of classification) Pre-Darwinian Thinkers Lord Buffon- 1700s: Mutability of Species (maybe earlier life forms that changed) Georges Cuvier (1769-1832); immutability-Catastrophism- flood killed the animals, agreed with Noahs. James Hutton- Uniformitarianism, Scottish geologist that pruposed uniformitarianism (evidence of earthquakes, sea beds (that the earth governs thew same way it did for years)) Thomas Malthus (1766-1834)- struggle for existence.boom and bust cycles of species. Jean-Baptiste Lamark (1744-1829) lived in Darwins time, famous scientist of his time- Inhertiance of Acquried characters- characteristics you acquire you will pass it on to your kids. Ex. Tanning and passing tan on to the kidsnot true. Charles Lyell (1797-1875) Principles of Geology bookthat Darwin carried with him....
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2008 for the course ANTH 200Lg taught by Professor Yamashita during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07