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The Paleobiological RevolutionEssays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology$
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David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226748610

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.001.0001

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Punctuations and Paradigms: Has Paleobiology Been through a Paradigm Shift?

Punctuations and Paradigms: Has Paleobiology Been through a Paradigm Shift?

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(p.518) Chapter Twenty-Six Punctuations and Paradigms: Has Paleobiology Been through a Paradigm Shift?
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The Paleobiological Revolution
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Michael Ruse

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0027

This chapter evaluates whether the development of paleobiology over the past several decades constitutes a genuine scientific revolution or paradigm shift. It analyzes a number of criteria by which this era of paleobiology might be judged to have been revolutionary and compares the development of paleobiology with other major shifts in modern natural sciences. This chapter argues that the paleobiological revolution was an event of significant importance in the history of recent science and a subject worthy of continued and serious historical and philosophical study.

Keywords:   paleobiological revolution, paradigm shift, scientific revolution, modern natural sciences, paleobiology

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