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Evolution and Revolution

Jan Sapp

in Genesis

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195156195
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790340 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0001
 Evolution and Revolution

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This chapter explores the development of evolutionary theory. Evolutionary theory holds that the natural world is steadily changing, that organisms have slowly diverged from common ancestors, and that they have been transformed in geological time. Topics discussed include traditional natural theology, Darwinian evolutionary theory, myths about Lamarck, Lamarck's theory of evolution, Georges Cuvier's disdain for Lamarck's theories, and the Cuvier-Geoffroy debate.

Keywords: evolutionary theory; Darwin; Lamarck; Georges Cuvier; Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

Chapter.  6497 words. 

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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