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Title: Dmitri Sobolev and other forgotten forerunners of mass extinction science and volcanic catastrophism
Authors: Racki, Grzegorz
Keywords: Mass Extinction; Paleontology; Volcanism; Volcanology; Dmitri Sobolev
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, (2014), no. 4, s. 1006-1008
Abstract: Some paradigms in the impact-volcanic controversy that we regard as having first been established in the 1980s in fact can be traced much farther back in time, as exemplified by the heuristic neocatastrophic concepts proposed by Dmitri Sobolev and other progressive Russian scholars (Aleksey P. Pavlov, Mikhail A. Usov) of the early 20th century. They were truly conceptual forerunners of the global catastrophe model in Earth history which is now widely accepted as the volcanic/ greenhouse scenario, even if preceding thought-provoking concepts of some leading European scholars (e.g., Svante Arrhenius, Jacques J. Ėbelmen) were unknown to them. From time to time, scientific society is astonished by the discovery that supposedly modern concepts originated many decades ago. For example, mass extinction themes are still the subject of intense debate in mainstream science, but some paradigms have a beginning that can be traced far back in time.
DOI: 10.4202/app.2014.1004
ISSN: 0567-7920
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