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Arguments on evolution : a paleontologist's perspective

Author: Antoni Hoffman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffman, Antoni.
Arguments on evolution.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)647030509
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antoni Hoffman
ISBN: 0195044436 9780195044430
OCLC Number: 17804435
Description: xiii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Why accept evolution? --
Background --
What do we argue about? --
The neodarwinian paradigm --
The fossil record as data on evolution --
Evolutionary inference from the fossil record --
Macroevolution --
What is macroevolution? --
Punctuated equilibrium: A multitude of interpretations --
Species as individuals: A philosophical problem --
Species selection: An explanation in search of phenomena --
Megaevolution --
Is megaevolution more than historical contingency? --
Mass extinctions: No counterargument to neodarwinism --
Biotic diversification: A dilemma of unsatisfactory data --
Epilogue --
The causal plexus of evolution.
Responsibility: Antoni Hoffman.
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