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- n. Alternative spelling of paleontology.
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- n. The branch of archeology that studies fossil organisms and related remains.
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- n. the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
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Some say that the people involved in palaeontology are all a bit mad.
"Without cladistics, palaeontology is no more of a science than the one that proclaimed that Earth was 6,000 years old and flat – and then had the effrontery to claim divine sanction for this view."
That application of the sciences of biology and geology, which is commonly known as palaeontology, took its origin in the mind of the first person who, finding something like a shell, or a bone, naturally imbedded in gravel or rock, indulged in speculations upon the nature of this thing which he had dug out -- this "fossil" -- and upon the causes which had brought it into such a position.
A specialised use of Latin is in the nomenclature of botany, zoology and palaeontology, which is still cast in a conventional Latinised form.
The papers will appear in print later this year in a special volume entitled "Recent advances in Chinese palaeontology."
Though a man be well versed in a science such as palaeontology it does not follow that he will view it in its philosophical relations.
My subject at Uni was palaeontology, I can tell you from fossil records the biggest extinction in the record overheating of the Earth was a major factor.
On a personal level, 2009 was an impacted fecal sample of a year, but for palaeontology ...
It's been a while since I've done the palaeontology news thingy, and there seems to have been a barrage of paleo 'the last few days, so:
For his part Fr. Leclerc explained that the congress will be divided into nine sessions, focusing on "the essential facts upon which the theory of evolution rests, facts associated with palaeontology and molecular biology; ... the scientific study of the mechanisms of evolution, ... and what science has to say about the origin of human beings".