from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, especially as represented by fossils.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of the ancient life of the earth, or of fossils which are the remains of such life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of the former life of the globe; the study of the life of former geologic periods; that branch of biology which treats of fossil organisms, and especially of fossil animals; paleozoölogy and paleobotany. Also called oryctozoölogy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
Are you now allowing that a YEC can get a Ph.D. in paleontology withot being a hyporcrite?
I would just like to understand how someone can go through the trouble of obtaining a doctorate in paleontology if he holds beliefs that are in complete contradiction to those of the field.
News of a young-earth creationist having earned a Ph.D. in paleontology have put ID critics around the blogosphere in a flutter.
Although his thesis advisor describes his work as "impeccable", some have "argued that his religious beliefs should bar him from earning an advanced degree in paleontology", according to the New York Times (subscription required).
Now a graduate student in paleontology at Yale, he returned there in 2004 to dig it up.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, for example, was widely respected for his research in paleontology before his theological writings made any impact.
Kate: pretty, bright-eyed, intelligent, she’s a graduate of Columbia and a Ph.D. candidate in paleontology (the study of prehistoric life).
It was in the life and earth sciences that I excelled, particularly in paleontology, which is often disparagingly labeled by the math and physics types as a "soft science."
We'll find out when this freak storm ends and I can call my paleontology prof at college.
Many have discussed the diversity of biological hierarchies (Grene 1987, Korn 2002, 2005), some from areas of biological research that are for the most part ignored when reductionism comes into view, such as paleontology and systematics
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