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 Definition (1769 - 1832) vertebrate paleontologist and comparative anatomist who established the extinction of past lifeforms as an accepted scientific fact. [d] [e]
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I am working on this page for a project for my class. Constructive criticism is welcome. ...said Reagan Fair (talk) 12:41, 15 February 2008 (Please sign your talk page posts by simply adding four tildes, ~~~~.)

Looks like this person dropped the class? J. Noel Chiappa 20:22, 4 May 2008 (CDT)

Since I know of a Citizen who wants to work on this topic, I've deleted the page. (It was blank.) --Larry Sanger 20:42, 27 July 2008 (CDT)

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What gives Cuvier pride of place as "the founder ... of the comparative method of organismal biology, and functional anatomy, the essence of which is that the knowledge of structure acquires meaning only when the purpose is known" ? As opposed to Aristotle as a comparative biologist on the one hand, and on the other, a number of earlier biologists and doctors (Galen, e.g.) who were preoccupied with function as well as structure?

I'm not presuming to change the article or anything; it's more that I am curious about the implicit distinctions being made here... Thanks, Brian P. Long 13:40, 22 February 2009 (UTC)