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Dawson, John William Sir 1820-1899

Overview
Works: 654 works in 3,393 publications in 2 languages and 21,762 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Bibliography  Controversial literature  Introductions  Sources 
Roles: Author, Collector
Classifications: Q111, 213
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The origin of the world according to revelation and science by John William Dawson( Book )

57 editions published between 1877 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the earth and man by John William Dawson( Book )

86 editions published between 1873 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of the geography and natural history of the province of Nova Scotia : for the use of schools, families, and travellers by John William Dawson( Book )

89 editions published between 1848 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern ideas of evolution as related to revelation and science by John William Dawson( Book )

67 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's theory of evolution generated a storm of controversy within the scientific community in the later nineteenth century, and Sir J. William Dawson, a renowned geologist of his time, was one of those who vehemently opposed it. In Modern Ideas of Evolution as related to Revelation and Science, first published in 1890, Dawson maintains that it is religion alone that forms a stable base for all new ideas. He dismisses the theory of evolution as a crude and heretical hypothesis, inconsistent with religion and undeserving of acceptance. If adopted as proven truth, he argues, it would lead to unscientific and unspiritual degeneration of the mind. More than a century later, evolution is generally accepted but still not 'proven', and the debates continue. Dawson's energetic polemic remains a key document for historians of science concerned with the Victorian reception of Darwinism and the rise of evolutionary theory
Modern science in Bible lands by John William Dawson( Book )

52 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geological history of plants by John William Dawson( Book )

49 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acadian geology. The geological structure, organic remains, and mineral resources of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island by John William Dawson( Book )

45 editions published between 1868 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossil men and their modern representatives : an attempt to illustrate the characters and condition of prehistoric men in Europe, by those of the American races by John William Dawson( Book )

46 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting place of geology and history by John William Dawson( Book )

34 editions published between 1894 and 2018 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt and Syria : their physical features in relation to Bible history by John William Dawson( Book )

39 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaia; or, Studies of the cosmogony and natural history of the Hebrew Scriptures by John William Dawson( )

23 editions published between 1859 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some salient points in the science of the earth by John William Dawson( Book )

39 editions published between 1843 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian ice age : being notes on the pleistocene geology of Canada, with especial reference to the life of the period and its climatal conditions by John William Dawson( Book )

29 editions published between 1893 and 2018 in English and French and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and the Bible : a course of lectures delivered in New York, in December, 1874, on the Morse foundation of the Union theological seminary by John William Dawson( Book )

26 editions published between 1875 and 2018 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relics of primeval life by John William Dawson( Book )

25 editions published between 1897 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acadian geology. An account of the geological structure and mineral resources of Nova Scotia, and portions of the neighbouring provinces of British America by John William Dawson( Book )

32 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chain of life in geological time. A sketch of the origin and succession of animals and plants by John William Dawson( Book )

29 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eden lost and won : studies of the early history and final destiny of man as taught in nature and revelation by John William Dawson( Book )

27 editions published between 1895 and 2018 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern ideas of evolution as related to revelation and science
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Modern ideas of evolution as related to revelation and scienceNature and the Bible : a course of lectures delivered in New York, in December, 1874, on the Morse foundation of the Union theological seminary
Alternative Names
Dawson, J. W. 1820-1899

Dawson, J. W. 1820-1899 Sir

Dawson, J. W. (John William) Sir, 1820-1899

Dawson, J. William.

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Dawson, J. William (John William), 1820-1899

Dawson, J. William (John William), Sir, 1820-1899

Dawson, John W. 1820-1899

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John William Dawson Canadees botanicus (1820-1899)

John William Dawson Canadian geologist, principal of McGill University

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John William Dawson kanadischer Geologe und Paläontologe

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William John Dawson geologo canadese

Джон Уильям Доусон

ג'ון ויליאם דוסון

جون ويليام دوسن

ジョン・ウィリアム・ドーソン

約翰·威廉·道森

Languages
English (931)

French (5)