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Nature Alone: Evolutionists

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Here are biographical profiles of six evolutionists who see no God behind nature: Joseph McInerney, a biology educator and a textbook publisher; Ernst Mayr, a preeminent evolutionist; Michael Ruse, a ... More


An Interview with David M. Raup

David Sepkoski and David M. Raup (eds)

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter presents the text of an interview with David M. Raup, one of the most important theoretical paleontologists of his generation and a major architect of the paleobiological revolution. ... More


The Asteroid and the Dinosaur

David Sepkoski

in Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226348612
eISBN:
9780226354613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354613.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses mass extinction as a central preoccupation of late-Cold War science and politics during the 1980s. The spectacular theory that the dinosaurs were annihilated by the sudden, ... More


“Radical” or “Conservative”? The Origin and Early Reception of Punctuated Equilibrium

David Sepkoski

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter investigates the origin and early history of the theory of punctuated equilibrium, from its first articulation in 1971 through subsequent revision and reaction into the early 1980s. It ... More


The Consensus That Changed the Paleobiological World

Arnold I. Miller

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter presents an historical analysis of the publication and reception of the famous “Consensus Paper Radical” in 1981, in which five competing interpretations of global marine diversity were ... More


The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

Paleontology has long had a troubled relationship with evolutionary biology. Suffering from a reputation as a second-tier science and conjuring images of fossil collectors and amateurs who dig up ... More


Intellectual Evolution Across an Academic Landscape

Rebecca Z. German

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter offers insights into the author's experience as a student of paleobiology during the 1970s. It suggests that the author's relationship with her mentors including David Raup, Tom Schopf, ... More


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