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The eclipse of Darwinism : anti-Darwinian evolution theories in the decades around 1900

Author: Peter J Bowler
Publisher: Baltimore ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describing the variety of influences that drove scientists to challenge Darwin's conclusions, Bowler reevaluates the influence of social forces on the scientific community and explors the borad  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Bowler
ISBN: 080184391X 9780801843914 0801829321 9780801829321
OCLC Number: 26547189
Description: xi, 291 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The eclipse and its implications : The crisis in Darwinism ; Conceptual issues ; Historical issues ; Religious and philosophical implications --
2. The defense of Darwinism : The origins of Darwinism and Anti-Darwinism ; The expansion of Darwinism ; Biometry and Neo-Darwinism --
3. The decline of theistic evolutionism : Order and design ; Variety and design ; Later developments --
4. Lamarckism : The origins of Lamarckism ; Lamarckism, 1890-1914 ; Postwar Lamarckism --
5. Anti-Darwinism in France --
6. The American school : Paleontology and Lamarckism ; Environmental Lamarckism --
7. Orthogenesis : The origins of orthogenesis ; Orthogenesis and paleontology ; Reactions to orthogenesis --
8. The mutation theory : Discontinuous evolution and Mendelism ; DeVries and mutations ; The revival of selectionism: conclusions.
Responsibility: Peter J. Bowler.

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Establishes the context and the necessity for reconciliation between Darwinism and the other biological subdisciplines that occurred in the years following the 1920s. American Scientist

 
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