Kaverznev Athanasius Avvakumovich( Scientific, Russian biologist)
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Biography Kaverznev Athanasius Avvakumovich
(40-ies. HYIII in., Smolensk Province - 20-ies. Nineteenth century., Smolensk Province)
He studied at the Smolensk Seminary, beekeeping business in Saxony. In 1772 and 1775 he. - The University of Leipzig. Before his departure from Germany to. published in Leipzig dissertation "Philosophical argument about the degeneration of animals". In it he spoke with the denial of the legend about the creation of wildlife, and showed himself a supporter of the development, . arguing, . that species are not fixed, . taught as Carolus Linnaeus and the majority of scientists in HYIII., . and have the ability to change and to provide new forms, . different from the parental,
. We adopted the idea of genetic relationship of all animals, the unity of origin, not excluding man. Long before Lamarck and Darwin to. formulated the basic provisions of the development of wildlife. Upon his return to Russia in 1775, Mr.. To. not given the opportunity to continue the scientific work. He settled in the Smolensk region.
Work of K., written in German, translated and published a German language teacher Smolensk seminary Ivan Morozov, without specifying a name. Only in 1937. managed to establish the author's works. By Personality. and his fate is interested in literary. NI. Rylenkov in the book "In the old Smolensk road" among the actors showed K. and his friend Morozov.
Lit.: Khodnev AI. History of the Imperial Free Economic Society from 1705 to 1805. - St. Petersburg, 1805; Forerunners of Darwin in Russia. - L., 1956; Berman Z.I. etc.. History of evolutionary theory. - Leningrad, 1966. - P.69.