De Darwin aux dinosaures: Essai sur l’idée d’évolution by Kevin Padian,Armand de Ricqlès

By Kevin Padian,Armand de Ricqlès

L'évolution est-elle los angeles transformation matérielle et graduelle des êtres vivants? Ou bien les espèces évoluent-elles en passant par des formes essentielles, presque des archétypes ? Pour connaître une espèce, est-ce le style qu'il faut caractériser ou los angeles transformation qu'il faut expliquer ? L'un des meilleurs spécialistes au monde des dinosaures se fait ici historien pour nous apporter sa imaginative and prescient de ce problème clé de l. a. théorie de l'évolution. Ce débat fournit à Kevin Padian l'occasion de revenir aux réflexions de Darwin sur l. a. class des espèces, mais aussi de nous faire redécouvrir un jalon vital dans l'histoire de los angeles pensée biologique, Sir Richard Owen, grand rival aujourd'hui oublié de l'auteur de L'Origine des espèces . Kevin Padian est professeur au département de biologie et au Muséum de paléontologie de l'Université de Californie, à Berkeley.

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