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What some key contributions that Richard Dawkins made in the field of evolutionary biology?
Answer: Evolutionary BiologyEvolutionary Biology is the study of how cellgroups have changed tissues in animals in order to adapt to the climate, and how different tissues cam…e together in order to create new organs for that animal. Evolutionary biology is the study of how organisms evolve in response to changing variables in the environment, as well as how things are related to each other.
As a Christian I feel sadness and pity for Richard Dawkins and those who follow his views which are not well informed, particularly when he speaks about the Christian fait…h. Some fellow-atheists also do not regard Dawkins as well-informed. He is also inconsistent in terms of his philosophical position. On one hand he says 'that's just tough' when speaking about meaninglessness in the evolutionary/atheist position in regard to meaning and purpose in the universe and then on another occasion he states how sad it was in reference to a serious accident with a school bus. If the universe is ultimately meaningless and there is no God as Dawkins believes then he needs to be consistent to have credibility in terms of his position of meaninglessless and blind chance. Dawkins intolerance of the position of others is also legendary. If his position is so watertight as he believes then one wonders why he attempts to silence other views and why he and his followers are so defensive. This inconsistency and intolerance (everyone has a right to my opinion) and his failure to recognize that his own position carries its own problems philosophically in terms of the ultimate meaningless of blind chance applying to Dawkins' own position itself. This inconsistency in terms of recognizing the problems with his own position rightly draw criticism from theists and atheists alike, as does his stated aim to 'kill religion.' It also would be interesting for the presuppositions in the question to be substantiated in terms of actual evidence. People often fail to make a distinction between a profound disagreement of philosophical position as stated briefly above and a personal hatred. I totally disagree with Dawkins' position but I do not hate him. He is both misguided and inconsistent as is evident by what he says. His ignorance is also profound. Even on scientific matters some fellow scientists express concern about his position. While it is certainly correct to state that hatred is not at least a Christian theistic position, such is not a position that has any checks on it in terms of Dawkins' own position towards Christians. Certainly this brings various reactions from people. Some of the strongest criticism of Dawkins' position I have personally seen is from fellow-atheists who are concerned he will give atheism and science a bad name. Christian theists tend to ignore him in terms of credibility, since he is so blatantly intolerant and ignorant of the Christian position in so many areas. Another answer: By objectively evaluating such a situation, it is extremely plausible that certain theists who vehemently voice their stance on Richard Dawkins are either too afraid to hear the truth, be forced out of their comfort zone, and have to re-evaluate their meaning of their life and/or feel the need to be anti any intellect who has empirically decided to display opinions that are not in accordance with the norm. The majority of these few theists will probably also denounce any type of concept that is not within their understanding or belief system. The following fallacies could also be relevant: Achilles heel: Finding a single fault in a system of concepts in order to condemn the whole system Argumentum ad hominem: Attacking a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument/claim Argumentum ad populum: Agreeing with the majority to conclude the correct truth of a proposition All assumptions that "theism" refers only to Christianity, many theists would have reason to hate him because he disproves most of their core beliefs quite well and belittles them for holding such easily beaten ideas.
Richard Dawkins was a professor of science communications; he has written several popular books on evolution, particularly The Selfish Gene. In recent years, Dawkins has bec…ome more well known as an outspoken critic of religion with a Channel 4 series (The Root of All Evil) and book The God Delusion.
Marcello Malpighi was the seventeenth century scientist who discovered the capillaries in the body using a microscope.
Which would be greater the contributions made by biology to physics or contributions made by physics to biology?
Physics to biology (in my opinion at least). Biology has more to do with macroscopic things whereas current physics (which is where a discovery would be made) dea…ls with quantum physics and fundamental particles. A discovery in the field of quantum physics, for example the discovery of a new particle, might help explain something in biology whereas It is hard for me to envision something in biology breaking much new ground in physics.
Famous 'Foreign' Biologists Note- the word foreign means 'outside of the native country' so it is impossible to know which scientists are technically foreign. Below is a l…ist of biologists from around the world: Charles Darwin-(1809-1882) England- Evolutionist famous for his theory 'survival of the fittest' Gregor Mendel-(1822-1884)Czech Republic- Genetics, botanist who discovered 'inherited traits' by cross-breeding pea plants Louis Pasteur- (1822-1895) France- Microbiologist who created 'pasteurization' (a process that kills microbes via heat) Roger W Sperry (1913-1994), America- neuropsychologist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the split-brain Robert Hooke-(1635-1703) England - Cytologist who researched cells and actually coined the term 'cell." He also invented the reflecting microscope Anton van Leeuwenhoek-(1632-1723) Holland Cytologist who invented various single lens microscopes and discovered various microbes (protists) Carolus Linnaeus- (1707-1778) Sweden Father of Taxonomy Jane Goodall (1934- present) England- ethologist who studied Chimp behavior- lead authority in primatology John James Audobon (1785-1851) Santo Domingo- ornithologist and inspiration of the Audobon Society- An organization whose goal is the research and protection of bird species Herman August Hagen- (1817-1893), Germany entomologist who worked with neuroptera and odonata (dragonflies) Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) Spain- the 'father' of neuroscience Austin Roberts (1883-1948), South Africa -zoologist and ornithologist George Sars (1837-1927) Norway -Marine biologist and a pioneer for fisheries science who researched cod populations Floyd Zaiger ( 1926-present ) America Fruit geneticist who created hybrids such as the 'pluot and aprium' Mriganka Sur 1953-present ) India cognitive neuroscientist who researched neuroplasticity Henry Suter- (1841-1918) New Zealand zoologist, naturalist and palaeontologist and malacologist
Proponent theories of biology have to do transmutations. Some proponent theorists and their contributions are: Louis Kervran - conducted experiments and studies demonstrati…ng phenomena such as anomalous increase in calcium and decrease in magnesium levels during the synthesis of egg shells and anomalous excretion of magnesium. Solomon Goldfein - noted that MgATP (Magnesium-Adenosine Triphosphate) had the configuration of a cyclotron on a molecular scale. George Ohsawa - re-interpreted Kervan's claims as recombinations of Ying and Yang, and saying that he had himself managed to transmute carbon into iron.
Muslim scientists discovered the sexual difference between plants such as palms and hemps. These scientists classified plants as to their method of propagation and catalog…ued medical drugs. The advances made in botany led to greater developments in agriculture and horticulture.
Robert Hooke discovered cell as the basic unit of structure of tissues. . . . jdizon (:
Most important contribution is binomial nomenclature and list of names of plants and animals .
Professor C. Richard Dawkins was born in East Africa, March 26 1941. He is fascinated by the world, the Universe and life and life's diversity and evolution and is a fierce de…fender of the theory of evolution, publishing The Selfish Gene and The Extended Phenotype, not to mention The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. He is actively for the promotion of the teaching of evolution (properly and improvedly) in schools and tries his best to remove misunderstandings about the theory in general. With regards to Creationism being taught in schools, not to mention Intelligent Design, Dawkins is thoroughly against it. He considers religion spectacularly irrational and some of its doctrines 'obnoxious'. He published The God Delusion as an exposition of how the world might be better without religion, how atheism is nothing to be ashamed of and how religion, run amok, can bring about unpleasants such as bigotry and homophobia and, most academically, why there is no evidence that a god actually exists.
Very many indeed. I think it will be a mighty challenge to count them all.