Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

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    Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon quote. Speaking one day to Monsieur de Buffon, on the present ardor of chemical inquiry, he affected to consider chemistry but as cookery, and to place the toils of the laboratory on the footing with those of the kitchen. I think it, on the contrary, among the most useful of sciences, and big with future discoveries for the utility and safety of the human race

    Speaking one day to Monsieur de Buffon, on the present ardor of chemical inquiry, he affected to consider chemistry but as cookery, and to place the toils of the laboratory on the footing with those of the kitchen. I think it, on the contrary, among the most useful of sciences, and big with future discoveries for the utility and safety of the human race

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    Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon quote. Rassemblons des faits pour nous donner des idées.Let us gather facts in order to get ourselves thinking

    Rassemblons des faits pour nous donner des idées.Let us gather facts in order to get ourselves thinking

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    Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon quote. Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century

    Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century

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    Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon quote. Majestatis naturæ by ingenium (Genius equal to the majesty of nature.)[Inscribed ordered by King Louis XV for the base of a statue of Buffon placed at Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris.]

    Majestatis naturæ by ingenium (Genius equal to the majesty of nature.)[Inscribed ordered by King Louis XV for the base of a statue of Buffon placed at Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris.]

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    Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon quote. {On to contributions to evolutionary biology of 18th century French scientist, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon}He was not an evolutionary biologist, yet he was the father of evolutionism. He was the first person to discuss a large number of evolutionary problems, problems that before Buffon had not been raised by anybody.... he brought them to the attention of the scientific world.Except for Aristotle and Darwin, no other student of organisms [whole animals and plants] has had as far-reaching an influence.He brought the idea of evolution into the realm of science. He developed a concept of the

    {On to contributions to evolutionary biology of 18th century French scientist, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon}He was not an evolutionary biologist, yet he was the father of evolutionism. He was the first person to discuss a large number of evolutionary problems, problems that before Buffon had not been raised by anybody.... he brought them to the attention of the scientific world.Except for Aristotle and Darwin, no other student of organisms [whole animals and plants] has had as far-reaching an influence.He brought the idea of evolution into the realm of science. He developed a concept of the "unity of type", a precursor of comparative anatomy. More than anyone else, he was responsible for the acceptance of a long-time scale for the history of the earth. He was one of the first to imply that you get inheritance from your parents, in a description based on similarities between elephants and mammoths. And yet, he hindered evolution by his frequent endorsement of the immutability of species. He provided a criterion of species, fertility among members of a species, that was thought impregnable

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