Lecture 14 Toward Evolution -Geology.Catastrophism

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1 The History of Evolutionary Thought: 4. Toward Evolution – Geology and Catastrophism
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NATS 1690 - Toward Evolution 2 Reference Custom Textbook – An Introduction to Biological Evolution , 2009 Pages 62 - 74
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NATS 1690 - Toward Evolution 3 Lecture Topics Geology Georges Cuvier Catstrophism
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NATS 1690 - Toward Evolution 4 The advancement of GEOLOGY helped support versions of evolution that were naturally-driven The collections of fossils grew - Exploration & Mining Increased need for coal and iron ore by the developing Industrial Revolution Steno (1666) & others had demonstrated fossils were impressions of past organisms now extinct Religious naturalists began accepting that evolution could be a process So long that it unfolded according to a pre-determined divine script With God, as Designer There were two possible explanations regarding fossils 1. Many species, once part of special creation, had disappeared or 2. Species changed through time
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