Darwin and palaeontology: a re-evaluation of his interpretation of the fossil record

  title={Darwin and palaeontology: a re-evaluation of his interpretation of the fossil record},
  author={W. Allmon},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={680 - 706}
  • W. Allmon
  • Published 2016
  • Geology
  • Historical Biology
  • Charles Darwin's empirical research in palaeontology, especially on fossil invertebrates, has been relatively neglected as a source of insight into his thinking, other than to note that he viewed the fossil record as very incomplete. During the Beagle voyage, Darwin gained extensive experience with a wide diversity of fossil taxa, and he thought deeply about the nature of the fossil record. That record was, for him, a major source of evidence for large-scale transmutation, but much less so for… CONTINUE READING
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