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Author photo. June 1926 Yale PhD photo inscribed "for Professor R.S.Lull with the deepest regards of his pupil George G. Simpson"

June 1926 Yale PhD photo inscribed "for Professor R.S.Lull with the deepest regards of his pupil George G. Simpson"

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George Gaylord Simpson whose CK is above The Meaning of Evolution et. al. He did not write Origin of Species but did write a foreword for an edition.

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George Gaylord Simpson was an American paleontologist. Simpson was perhaps the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, and a major participant in the modern evolutionary synthesis, contributing Tempo and mode in evolution (1944), The meaning of evolution (1949) and The major features of evolution (1953). He was an expert on extinct mammals and their intercontinental migrations.nHe anticipated such concepts as punctuated equilibrium (in Tempo and mode) and dispelled the myth that the evolution of the horse was a linear process culminating in the modern Equus caballus. He coined the word hypodigm in 1940, and published extensively on the taxonomy of fossil and extant mammals. Simpson was influentially, and incorrectly, opposed to Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift.

He was Professor of Zoology at Columbia University, and Curator of the Department of Geology and Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History from 1945 to 1959. He was Curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 1959 to 1970, and a Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona until his retirement in 1982.
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George Gaylord Simpson whose CK is above The Meaning of Evolution et. al. He did not write Origin of Species but did write a foreword for an edition.

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