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The causes and course of organic evolution

a study of bioenergics

by John Muirhead Macfarlane

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Published by The Macmillan Company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evolution,
  • Biological Evolution

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    Statementby John Muirhead Macfarlane
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 875 pages, 4 unnumbered folded leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages875
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26421048M

    Macfarlane is best known for his first book, The causes and course of organic evolution. A study in bioenergics (). He also wrote many other works including The evolution and distribution of flowering plants (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae) (), The evolution and distribution of fishes (), Fishes the source of petroleum (), and. The Method of Organic Evolution (S ) Editor But the book goes far beyond this. The first words of the preface tell us that "This book is offered as a contribution to the study of the problem of Species;" and in a lengthy introductory and shorter concluding chapters this problem is discussed in some detail, with the view of.

    The theory of evolution by natural selection was proposed roughly simultaneously by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, and set out in detail in Darwin's book On the Origin of Species. This book accomplished two things. Darwin marshals evidence from every quarter of biology and geology that evolution has in fact occurred: that living things are descended with modification from common ancestors. Second, he presents an explicit, purely mechanistic theory of the causes of evolution.

    The Factors of Organic Evolution. Herbert Spencer. D. Appleton, - Evolution - 76 pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. Course Summary This college biology textbook replacement course covers all of the topics in a standard biology textbook. The lessons offer a convenient way for students to study, materials for.


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The causes and course of organic evolution; by Macfarlane, John Muirhead, Publication date Topics Evolution Publisher New York, The Macmillan Company This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage Library. Pages: Additional Physical Format: Online version: MacFarlane, John Muirhead, Causes and course of organic evolution.

New York, Macmillan, (OCoLC) Full text of "The causes and course of organic evolution;" See other formats. Since the publication of the theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin more than a century ago, biologists studied the subject in two ways.

Most of the earlier biologists were interested in the course of evolution. But the modern biologists tried to explain the process in a different way.

They wan­ted to explain the processes and causes of evolution. Evolution in organisms occurs through changes in heritable traits—the inherited characteristics of an organism.

In humans, for example, eye colour is an inherited characteristic and an individual might inherit the "brown-eye trait" from one of their parents. Inherited traits are controlled by genes and the complete set of genes within an organism's genome (genetic material) is called its.

Organic evolution involves modifications to existing species, not the development of new ones. Charles Darwin came up with an explanation of evolution known today as Darwinism. Darwinism explains an organism's struggle to exist as well as survival of the fittest and acquired characteristics.

J.B. Lamarck believed organic evolution happened. The key difference between chemical and organic evolution is that the chemical evolution occurs due to changes in the structure of the molecules; from complex molecules to simple molecules with the passage of time whereas the organic evolution occurs due to the changes in the genetic composition of populations of organisms in response to environmental changes.

of over 1, results for Books: Science & Math: Evolution: Organic Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design Jun 3, On the origin of species, or, The causes of the phenomena of organic nature: a course of six lectures to working men / By.

Huxley, Thomas Henry, Prof. Type. Book Material. Published material. Publication info. New York:D. Appleton, Subjects. Evolution Call Number.

The Theories of Organic Evolution explains convincing the origin of also explains how the wide variety of plants and animals came into existence in the world.

According to this theory, the world has been evolved and not been created. Noun 1. organic evolution - the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms phylogenesis, Organic evolution - definition of organic evolution by The Free Dictionary.

emergent evolution - the appearance of entirely new properties at certain critical stages in the course of. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Primary Factors Of Organic Evolution at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5(3).

organic evolution The process by which changes in the genetic composition of populations of organisms occur in response to environmental changes. See adaptation; evolution. Source for information on organic evolution: A Dictionary of Biology dictionary.

Earlier editions (London, and )--published under title: On our knowledge of the causes of the Phenomena of organic nature. Description: pages: illustrations ; 21 cm: Other Titles: On our knowledge of the causes of the phenomena of organic nature Causes of the phenomena of organic nature: Responsibility: by Thomas H.

Huxley. Organic evolution The modification of living organisms during their descent, generation by generation, from common ancestors. Organic, or biological, evolution is to be distinguished from other phenomena to which the term evolution is often applied, such as chemical evolution, cultural evolution, or the origin of life from nonliving matter.

Organic. ORGANIC EVOLUTION. The word organic evolution is made up of two words ‘organic’ which means ‘living organisms’ and ‘evolution’ which means ‘unfold’.So, organic evolution is the unfolding of the process of formation of different types of organisms.

As we see that there are millions of different types of animals and plants around us. Organic Evolution. It is the integrated functioning of the Life Carriers, the physical controllers, and the spirit adjutants that conditions the course of organic evolution on the inhabited worlds ~ The Urantia Book.

Start studying Organic Evolution. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. William R. Jeffery, in Encyclopedia of Caves (Third Edition), Evolution, adaptation, and model organisms.

Biological evolution is the change in inherited traits over successive generations in populations of organisms. Adaptation is a key evolutionary process in which variation in the fitness of traits and species are adjusted by natural selection to become better suited for survival in.

Evolution is the process of change in all forms of life over generations, and evolutionary biology is the study of how evolution occurs. Biological populations evolve through genetic changes that correspond to changes in the organisms' observable c changes include mutations, which are caused by damage or replication errors in organisms' DNA.

A means of determining whether molecular evolution has been occurring at a constant rate in two lineages by comparing whether these lineages are equidistant from an outgroup. Horizontal Gene Transfer.

A process in which an organism incorporates genetic material from another organism without being the offspring of that organism.Companion Book This companion web book is based on interviews shot for Evolution of Organic. Kim Bancroft edited eight essays that quote extensively from the film interviews, giving us a much deeper and broader view of the arc of organic.

It’s a revelation and a dream come true to have a companion book.On Our Knowledge of the Causes of the Phenomena of Organic Nature () Collected Essays II [] I.

The Present Condition of Organic Nature WHEN it was my duty to consider what subject I would select for the six lectures which I shall now have the pleasure of delivering to you, it occurred to me that I could not do better than endeavour to put before you in a true light, or in what I might.