Baron Georges Cuvier


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Noun1.Baron Georges Cuvier - French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832)Baron Georges Cuvier - French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832)
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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.
Among the truly monstrous were the leading scientists of the day, who sought to feed a rabid racism, such as the distinguished anatomist, Baron Georges Cuvier, who dissected Sarah's body after her death.
In 1815, three of France's leading scholars - Geffroy St Hillaire, Henri de Blainville and Baron Georges Cuvier (surgeon general of Napoleon Bonaparte) -- set about obtaining (this being the Age of Reason) "scientific" proof that black women were more primitive and sexually ardent than their white counterparts, at the Musee de l'Homme,

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