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Can Darwinism be “Generalized” and of what use would this be?
It has been suggested that, by generalizing Darwinian principles, a common foundation can be derived for all scientific disciplines dealing with evolutionary processes, especially for evolutionaryExpand
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The roots of Evo-Devo in Russia: Is there a characteristic “Russian Tradition”?
  • G. Levit
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Theory in Biosciences
  • 6 November 2007
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This paper raises the general question of whether there are any national peculiarities that characterize the scientific and philosophical roots of Russian-language evolutionary developmental biology. Expand
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Biofilm, Biodictyon, Biomat Microbialites, Oolites, Stromatolites Geophysiology, Global Mechanism, Parahistology
This article is conceived as an introduction to “Fossil and Recent Biofilms”. Fossil and recent microbial communities adhering to, overgrowing and enmeshing inorganic substrates are introduced. TheExpand
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From the "Modern Synthesis" to cybernetics: Ivan Ivanovich Schmalhausen (1884-1963) and his research program for a synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology.
Ivan I. Schmalhausen was one of the central figures in the Russian development of the "Modern Synthesis" in evolutionary biology. He is widely cited internationally even today. Schmalhausen developedExpand
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The “Biogenetic Law” in zoology: from Ernst Haeckel’s formulation to current approaches
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We describe Haeckel’s original idea and follow its development in the thinking of two scientists inspired by him, Alexei Sewertzoff and Adolf Naef. Expand
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Alternative evolutionary theories: A historical survey
Our overview has the objective of making our study relevant to bioeconomists. The need for the ‘alternatives’ to the Synthetic Theory of Evolution in social-economic studies was substantiated, forExpand
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Russia’s new Lysenkoism
During the late 1940s and 1950s, a pseudo-scientific concept based on Marxist-Leninist ideology became internationally known as 'Lysenkoism'. Lysenkoism was a neo-Lamarckian idea, claiming that inExpand
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Major Research Traditions in Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Biology: The Relations of Germany’s Darwinism with Them
Evolutionary theory has been likened to a “universal acid” (Daniel Dennett) that erodes its way into more and more areas of science. Yet, every single branch of biology has developed this contextExpand
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Looking at Russian Ecology Through the Biosphere Theory
The biosphere theory is crucial for all environmental sciences including scientific ecology. In Russia, the theory was from the very beginning a powerful factor affecting global and other holisticExpand
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