Cuvier


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(kū-vē-ā'),
Georges L.C.F.D. de la, French scientist, 1769-1832. See: Cuvier ducts, Cuvier veins.
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In 1998, Cedric Grimoult referred to Coleman's comment approvingly and added, "Cuvier est evidemment inspire par ses croyances religieuses et son attachement aux verites revelees.
French comparative anatomist Georges Cuvier, despite the gravity of her illness and predicament, commissioned a painting of her in the nude at the Jardin du Roi for "scientific" purposes.(8) On December 29, 1815, Saartjie Baartman's life came to a tragic end.
So Heraclitus, Licetus, and Cuvier are all impact features.
Linnaeus's broadest division was that of class, but Cuvier grouped various classes into phyla (singular phylum, from a Greek word for "tribe").
"The primary focus of our work is Cuvier's beaked whale because some have stranded and died in the presence of Navy sonar.
The Cuvier's beaked whale is one of roughly 80 species of toothed whales, along with pilot whales, dolphins, orcas, sperm whales and others.
The addition of rue Cuvier could not go unchallenged when, in the great debate of 1830 and in the name of the same notion of progress that underpinned attempts to found a new society, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire had advanced novel scientific theories that countered Cuvier's antiquated conservatism.
Cuvier could see that fossils represented creatures that were extinct and that the deeper the stratum and the older the remains, the less the fossils resembled modern organisms.
They document a specific cultural phenomenon in early nineteenth century France, initiated by the arrival of Sarah Bartmann, the "Hottentot Venus." Subtitled "Creating the Master Text on the Hottentot Venus," Chapter 1 critiques the Naturalist Georges Cuvier's methodical observations of Bartmann.
In 1822 an English geologist, Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790-1852), uncovered the bones and teeth of a large animal and sent some of them to Cuvier (see 1798).
This book traces the 200-year history of evolutionary thought from its beginnings in the minds of 18th-century naturalist Georges Cuvier and geologist Charles Lyell.
Georges Cuvier is the classic culprit in this respect, and generations of historians of science(1) have found in his Protestant and Germanic background, and in his supposed ideological preferences, evidence of an essentially conservative character; they have also highlighted his political domination of the scientific institutions of the day, and argued that his position enabled him to stifle radical theories such as Lamarck's.(2) The proper course of science--the rational elaboration of theories which come ever closer to an objective description the material world by means of the unprejudiced consideration of the evidence available--was thus perverted by the improper intrusion of personal and political prejudice.