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God and Nature: Creationists

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:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Here are biographical profiles of scientists who do see God behind nature: Kurt Wise, a young‐earth paleontologist; John Wiester, a geology educator and an activist; Henry Morris, an engineer and a ... More


A Paleontologist’s Perspective on the Origin and Relationships of the Giant Panda

Hunt Robert M.

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes a revised concept of the bear family, Ursidae, which has emerged from the discovery of fossils over the past half-century, and places the giant panda within that context. The ... 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

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


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

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 Founding of a Research Journal

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter discusses the absence of an outlet for paleobiological research and the establishment of an paleobiology research journal. There are a set of institutional constraints that prevented ... More


The Emergence of Paleobiology

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/9780226748597.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter provides an historical overview of paleobiology, from the origin of the term itself through the emergence of a distinct set of paleobiological methods and questions in the 1950s and ... More


Dinosaurs at the Table

John R. Horner

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/9780226748597.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter examines dinosaur paleobiology and the interpretations of dinosaur evolution. It argues that dinosaur paleontologists were among the first to reach the evolutionary high table and ... More


Conclusion Paleontology at the High Table?

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter provides conclusion to the effort made by paleontologists to place paleobiology at the high table of evolutionary biology. This might be resolved, for example by counting the number of ... More


A Monkey and a Parrot of a Time

in The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074726
eISBN:
9780226074733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074733.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

John Bell Hatcher was the most talented and respected field paleontologist of his generation, but he struggled mightily to find his own level in the hierarchical world of American vertebrate ... More


Conclusion: What's the Rush?

in The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074726
eISBN:
9780226074733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074733.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The second Jurassic dinosaur rush was a race among America's museum paleontologists to find the largest and finest sauropod dinosaur and to mount it for exhibit in a lifelike pose. Great size was ... More


Fossils, Human and Otherwise

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author examines some of the scientific claims advanced by proponents of creationism. He reflects on his experience as a participant in the Creation Mega-Conference, held on the ... More


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