Georges cuvier paleontologist creationist

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Georges Cuvier - Paleontologist - Neptunism/catastrophism - Creationist interpretation of fossils Formation of the earth: compare and contrast two competing schools of thought - Neptunism/catastrophism - Vulcanism/uniformitarianism - Who were proponents of each theory? How influenced later theories of change (i.e. Darwin)? Erasmus Darwin 19 th Century: Emergence of Darwinism Who and what influenced Darwin? What alternatives to Darwin’s model of descent by means of natural selection were proposed and by who? Charles Lyell Thomas Malthus - Essay on the Principle of Population Charles Darwin - H.M.S. Beagle - History of Earth (special creationist vs. deist approach) - Correspondences (Lord Kelvin, Charles Lyell, Thomas Henry Huxley) - On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859, 1 st edition) - What were the components of Darwin’s theory of natural selection? (reproductive success, environment, variation, age of the earth, tempo of change, adaptation) - Theory of heredity (inheritance) – pangenesis (how contrast with Mendelian theory of inheritance?) Saltationism - How contrast with Darwinism?
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- Internalist vs. externalist perspectives - Significance of “sports of nature” - Tempo of change (gradual vs. rapid) - Origin vs. persistence of novelties (adaptation) - Thomas Henry Huxley - St. George Mivart The fossil record: how interpret gaps (Saltationists vs. Darwinists) - Archaeopteryx Mendelian inheritance (Lecture and Recitation) - How contrast with blending theory of inheritance? - Variation (continuous vs. discontinuous) - Particulate model of inheritance 20 th Century: Evolutionary Biology and Population Genetics Mode of change: internalist vs. externalist ways of thinking about evolution Mutations and morphological novelties - What is a mutation? - Hugo de Vries (mutation theory) - R. Goldschmidt (developmental geneticist; origin of novelties; relationship between adaptation and evolution) - T. H. Morgan (chromosome mapping; source of variation; argument of impact of large vs. small mutations and survival) - Bateson (lethality; do mutations usually arise in the recessive or dominant state?) Mathematical population genetics - R. Fisher, C. Wright, J.B.S. Haldane Evolutionary Synthesis - T. Dobzhansky - How attempt to combine Darwinism and population genetics based on Mendelian principles of inheritance?
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