Record details

Title
    British metaphysics as reflected in Robert Broom's evolutionary theory
Statement of responsibility
    Václav Petr
Other titles
    Britská metafyzika zrcadlící se v evoluční teorii Roberta Brooma
Author
    Petr, Václav
Language
    anglicky
Source title - serial
    Věstník Českého geologického ústavu (Bulletin of the Czech Geological Survey)
Vol./nr.
    Vol. 75, no. 1
Year
    2000
Notes
    2 s.bibl.
    České resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Věst. Čes. geol. Úst. (Bull. Czech geol. Surv.)
Subject group
    biografie
    evoluce biologická
    filozofie
    historie geologie
    karotáž
Keyword
    British
    Broom's
    Evolutionary
    Metaphysics
    Reflected
    Robert
    Theory
Abstract (in english)
   Broom is pictured as an admirer of the work of Richard Owen, as a lifelong and thorough student of the Bible, as an evolutionist who believed in the disembodied existence of spirits as well as in transcendental spiritual force who guided his research activities and discoveries Broom s evolutionary theory is based on the existence of some sort of "intelligent spiritual agency" of two types: a) the lower agency, present in animals and plants, of limited vision and limited power, and b) that of a much higher type which has planned and deirected evolution (via directing from time to time the former, inferior agencies). Broom pointed to the presence of an uncountable multitude of convergences which cannot be explained satisfactorily by lamarckism or by darwinism. Broom pointed to the presence of an uncountable multitude of convergences which cannot be explained satisfactorily by lamarckism or by darwinism.
   Broom announced that evolution is practically finished, that the physical evolution has stopped but the process continues on a higher, spiritual plane. Relation of Broom s evolutionary theory to the standard British metaphysics is discussed and compared with related ideas of other great British scientists (including e.g. Isaac Newton, Arthur C. Clarke, Julian Huxley) and some present-day conceptions (e.g. darwinism and scientific creationism) as well as with those of some conflicting "non-dual" philosophies (e.g. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz)
Contributor
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
Source format
    U
Entered date
    25. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012