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dc.contributor.editorMaienschein, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.editorLaubichler, Manfreden_US
dc.creatorRacine, Valerieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-07T17:43:34Z
dc.date.available2013-10-07T17:43:34Z
dc.date.created2013-10-07en_US
dc.date.issued2013-10-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/6276
dc.description.abstractIn 1830, a dispute erupted in the halls of lÕAcad mie des Sciences in Paris between the two most prominent anatomists of the nineteenth century. Georges Cuvier and tienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, once friends and colleagues at the Paris Museum, became arch rivals after this historical episode. Like many important disputes in the history of science, this debate echoes several points of contrasts between the two thinkers. The two French Ânaturalists not only disagreed about what sorts of comparisons between vertebrates were acceptable, but also about which principles ought to underlie a rational system of animal taxonomy and guide the study of animal anatomy. Digging deeper into their differences, their particular disagreements over specific issues within zoology and anatomy culminated in the articulation of two competing and divergent philosophical views on the aims and methods of the life sciences. The emergence of these two distinct positions has had a lasting impact in the development of evolutionary and developmental biology. This essay will provide an overview of the conceptual themes of the debate, its implications for the development of the life sciences, and its role in the history of embryology and developmental biology.en_US
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectEssayen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnimals--Classificationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCuvier, Georges, baron, 1769-1832en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeoffroy Saint-Hilaire, H.en_US
dc.subject.meshAnatomyen_US
dc.subject.meshBiological Evolutionen_US
dc.titleEssay: The Cuvier-Geoffroy Debateen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTheoriesen_US
dc.subject.tagscientific debateen_US
dc.description.typeEssays and Thesesen_US


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