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Controversy Catastrophism and Evolution

The Ongoing Debate

Authors: Palmer, Trevor

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In Controversy, Trevor Palmer fully documents how traditional gradualistic views of biological and geographic evolution are giving way to a catastrophism that credits cataclysmic events, such as meteorite impacts, for the rapid bursts and abrupt transitions observed in the fossil record.
According to the catastrophists, new species do not evolve gradually; they proliferate following sudden mass extinctions. Placing this major change of perspective within the context of a range of ancient debates, Palmer discusses such topics as the history of the solar system, present-day extraterrestrial threats to earth, hominid evolution, and the fossil record.

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"Trevor Palmer … provides in this volume a chronicle of the emergence of catastrophe evidence and thought. He explores planetary science, paleontology, geology, and evolution, with emphasis on human evolution from about 1970 to 1999, but with substantial expeditions into the history of astronomy and evolutionary theory … . it is … a major contribution to understanding the growth of the present position. … Palmer thoroughly documents the K-T extinction dispute." (Hiram Caton, Reports of the National Center for Science Education, Vol. 25 (3-4), 2005)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversy Catastrophism and Evolution
Book Subtitle
The Ongoing Debate
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4901-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4901-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45751-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7222-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 452
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