Antes de desenvolver seus trabalhos em teratologia, Saint-Hilaire foi mentor e colega de Georges Cuvier
If more could have been said about the way in which the prejudices of the comparative anatomist Georges Cuvier
affected the legacy of the French expedition, it seems beyond question that this highly readable and intelligent book serves to focus and invigorate recent discussions concerning the two expeditions and the encounter not just of Europeans and Australian Aborigines but also of two very different personalities, Flinders and Baudin.
This survey includes the works of the most important naturalists of the latter part of the eighteenth century: Georges Buffon, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier
In part one, readers also learn about early race theory from Thomas' extremely well-researched section on "cross-cultural contact," where she interprets early "men of science" such as Blumenbach, Edward Long, Georges Cuvier
, and Sir William Lawrence, among others.
Not surprisingly, Skin Deep, Spirit Strong begins with the colonized black female body and Anne Fausto-Sterling's detailed analysis of the case of Saartje Baartman, the so-called Hottentot Venus, whose body was exhibited throughout Europe as a sexual curiosity at the beginning of the 19th century and then after her death dissected by the naturalist Georges Cuvier
and put on display in the Museum of Man in Paris.
In particular, Price (The New Geology, 1923) accused William Smith and Georges Cuvier
of extrapolating a "crude rule of thumb" that may or may not have been of local use, to the scope of a "cosmogony.
By the early 19th century, the French naturalist Georges Cuvier
would attempt to resolve some paradoxes of species discoveries by proposing a theory of multiple creations--God made life not once but several times, choosing different creatures in response to environmental change.
This leads to absurdities such as in a search for Georg Solti, the Hungarianborn maestro, SmarTrieve lists, as related articles, the items about Georges Danton, Georges Cuvier
, and Georges Simenon because of the match in Georg, assuming that the `es' in Georges is a plural, and the first name similarity establishes the link.
The greatest anatomist of his day was a Frenchman, Georges Cuvier
(1769-1832) held this view, and the introduction appropriately places the book in that historical context.
In March 1815, a group of French scientists, Georges Cuvier
among them, examined the living body of a young South African woman named Saartjie Baartman at the Jardin du Roi in Paris.
In the late 1700s, French naturalist Georges Cuvier
had established that after great environmental change, some organisms got snuffed out, went kaput, extinct.
The new techniques of comparative anatomy, a discipline largely created by Georges Cuvier
, brought a succession of monsters into view: colossal herbivorous lizards, turtles with snake-like necks, fish crossed with crocodiles.
Rather than recognizing an Ancien Regime figure, it selected the foreign-born zoologist and paleontologist baron Georges Cuvier
who had died six years before and whose many recognized accomplishments included defending civilization against what is identified today as pre-Darwinism.
It was a technique developed and articulated first by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier