Evolution: its science and doctrine : symposium presented to the Royal Society of Canada in 1959 = L'Evolution: la science et la doctrine : colloque presente a la Societe Royale du Canada en 1959 (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Evolution: its science and doctrine : symposium presented to the Royal Society of Canada in 1959 = L'Evolution: la science et la doctrine : colloque presente a la Societe Royale du Canada en 1959

Author: Thomas W M Cameron; Royal Society of Canada,
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Published for the Society by University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [1960] 2019
Series: Studia varia series, 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The publication in 1859 of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species touched off a violent controversy which, when the tumult had died down, left the theory of biological evolution firmly established. The success of the book was instantaneous, partly because the educated public was ready to listen to a reasonable explanation and parly because Thomas Huxley and Herbert Spencer were available and anxious to fight for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 60003181
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W M Cameron; Royal Society of Canada,
ISBN: 9781487571863 1487571860
OCLC Number: 1090914367
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The geological record of evolution / Loris S. Russell --
The Lower Cambrian fauna / Vladimir J. Okulitch --
The evolution of palaeozoic life : Ordovician to Permian / M.Y. Williams --
Evolution of dental patterns in the lower vertebrates / Gordon Edmund --
Fossil mammals and intercontinental connections / Lois S. Russell --
Southern intercontinental connections and the origin of southern mammals / Thomas W.M. Cameron --
The cause and mode of evolution / W.P. Thompson --
The evolution of stability : natural selection at the level of the ecosystem / M.J. Dunbar --
The evolutionary significance of barrier penetration / D.B.O. Savile --
Biosystematics and the processes of speciation / Askell Love --
The evolution of bacteria / R.G.E. Murray --
A biochemist looks at evolution : past and future / Bruce F. Crocker --
Quelques réflexions philosophiques sur la science de l'evolution / Le R.P. Louis-Marie Régis --
The influence of Darwin on political and social thought / Alexander Brady --
Darwin and social evolution / H.B. Hawthorn --
Samuel Butler and evolution / Claude Bissell --
Evolution and industry / N.H. Grace --
Physica : Heri, Hodie, Cras / G.M. Shrum --
On cosmology / G.M. Volkoff --
The origion of the elements / A.G.W. Cameron.
Series Title: Studia varia series, 4.
Other Titles: Evolution: la science et la doctrine
Responsibility: edited by Thomas W.M. Cameron.
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The publication in 1859 of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species touched off a violent controversy which, when the tumult had died down, left the theory of biological evolution firmly established. The success of the book was instantaneous, partly because the educated public was ready to listen to a reasonable explanation and parly because Thomas Huxley and Herbert Spencer were available and anxious to fight for the theory in the face of all opposition. The opposition was considerable but merely served to fan the flame of public interest. Hence the concept of descent with modification spread and widened and the doctrine of Evolution did more to revitalize human thinking during the past century than any other force. It is for this reason that the Royal Society of Canada commemorated the centenary of the publication of Darwin's book by organizing a symposium on Evolution at its annual meeting in June 1959. This volume consists of papers on geological, biological, philosophical, sociological, and cosmological subjects related to Evolution.

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