Classic Works in Evolutionary Biology S2014

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Course Information

Instructors: Kurt Schwenk and Elizabeth Jockusch
Meeting time: Tuesdays, 4-5 pm
Meeting place: Bamford Room


Classic Works in Evolutionary Biology List
Ned Friedman's page on early Evolutionists link
course pdf upload link
Class email list Pdficon small.gif

Discussion Schedule

Date Discussion Leader(s) Readings Additional Resources
Jan. 28 Kurt and Elizabeth Excerpts from William Paley's "Natural Theology"
 :Pdficon small.gif Design Argument
 :Pdficon small.gif Paley on Selection
Excerpts from William Whewell's 1845 "Indications of the Creator"
 :Pdficon small.gif Final Causes
 :Pdficon small.gif Transmutation of Species
Feb. 4 Bill Lamarck's Physiological Zoology (1809)
 :Pdficon small.gif Ch. 7-Influence of the Environment

Excerpts from Owen on Homology and Types

Pdficon small.gif 1846Pdficon small.gif 1848 Pdficon small.gif 1849
Feb. 11 Veronica Darwin's and Wallace's 1858 Linnean Society Texts
:Pdficon small.gif Text with Ghiselin commentary
:Pdficon small.gif Original
Visualization: The Preservation of Favored Traces
-- a graphic representation of the changes to *On the Origin of Species* through its six editions.
Feb. 18