Father of Taxonomy
Developed Systema Naturae
Developed Binomial Nomenclature
Environment has a causal role.
Developed Buffon's Law
Contradicts Fixity of Species
Common descent between species
Hay centre de origen para cada species, change occurred to dispense species elsewhere where they either improved or degenerated.
-environment plays a causal role-
-fixity of species contradicted-
Theory of Transformation:
Use and Disuse: Giraffe necks
Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics: heredity and beginnings of "fitness"
Extinction happens and has happened : Dodo bird
Catastrophism: explanation for extinction
Father of Paleontology
Essay on Population
We must limit human population or we will run out of resources.
*checks to population growth
founder of modern geology
Principles of Geology
Earth much, much older than estimated
the earth's features are the result of long term processes that continue to operate now just as they did in the past
1809 - 1882
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