Paleontology is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of paleontology, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
EXAMPLES - Paleontology in a Sentence
- AND Ms. Wheeler was a paleontology professor to boot! (source)
- Let's see what ViewNet offers us in paleontology, for example. (source)
- He later served as the chief of the paleontology and stratigraphy branch. (source)
- Also, I think it is interesting in light of the paleontology of Schindewolf. (source)
- That is why it is much more reliable than phylogeny derived from paleontology. (source)
- Jehu: Also, I think it is interesting in light of the paleontology of Schindewolf. (source)
- He's 28, getting his bachelor's degree in geology with plans to major in paleontology. (source)
- Now a graduate student in paleontology at Yale, he returned there in 2004 to dig it up. (source)
- Yes, paleontology necessary limited to classical approach of morphologic classification. (source)
- We'll find out when this freak storm ends and I can call my paleontology prof at college. (source)
- Are you now allowing that a YEC can get a Ph.D. in paleontology withot being a hyporcrite? (source)
- The paleontology was better than average, and I only cringed and rolled my eyes a few times. (source)
- He received numerous awards and honors for his work in the fields of geology and paleontology. (source)
- You can not do experiments in paleontology: it is a descriptive science, just as most of zoology. (source)
- Unfortunately, he did something that vertebrate paleontology usually avoids, he created a subgenus. (source)
- A favorite exercise in introductory paleontology courses is to invent mnemonics for the periods of the Paleozoic. (source)
- News of a young-earth creationist having earned a Ph.D. in paleontology have put ID critics around the blogosphere in a flutter. (source)
- But both sources, paleontology and genetics, can not give us real record of evolution process or mechanisms, only its end results. (source)
- Evolution has been proven across multiple disciplines of paleontology, embryology, molecular biology, genetics, and cell physiology. (source)
- That's the problem with paleontology; unless you already know what you're looking at, it's really hard to figure out what you're looking at. (source)
- Biology is a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from historical sciences such as paleontology to engineering sciences such as biotechnology. (source)
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, for example, was widely respected for his research in paleontology before his theological writings made any impact. (source)
- Huxley took his skills in animal physiology and turned to the young field of paleontology to see what he could learn about evolution from the fossil record. (source)
- But up to now all discoveries in biology, paleontology, etc, have borne it out, and it is accepted and used by (probably) over 99% of scientists in those fields. (source)
- In fact, in scientific fields from genetics to geology, from biology and paleontology to microbiology, systematics, and embryonics, the vast majority of experts agree (source)
- As you know, the standard way of doing paleontology involves collecting fossils from the skull, from the mandible, from the teeth, and then the extremities of the long bones. (source)
- The Edenic Period extinction rate has been estimated by fossil records, pollen core samples, geological formations and other research data in the fields of paleontology and geolog. (source)
- I would just like to understand how someone can go through the trouble of obtaining a doctorate in paleontology if he holds beliefs that are in complete contradiction to those of the field. (source)
- If you open your minds and truly research the scientific facts of origin from biology, mathematics, archeology, anthropology, paleontology, physics or any of the sciences; they all point to design. (source)
- Thus scientists have employed this term since the nineteenth century, even before they could accurately reckon basic benchmark dates important in geology and paleontology corresponding to the evolution of macroscopic flora. (source)
- And by framing the implications of countless breakthroughs in paleontology, embryology, genetics, molecular biology and various other fields, he seeks to render the last vestiges of Darwin's opposition categorically baseless. (source)
- Although his thesis advisor describes his work as "impeccable", some have "argued that his religious beliefs should bar him from earning an advanced degree in paleontology", according to the New York Times (subscription required). (source)
- I take it the scientific understanding of climate change does not stand or fall on the success of some models, just as it does not stand or fall on the probity of some closed minds (paleontology is not wholly vitiated by Piltdown). (source)
- "de-emphasize" rational scientific inquiry after a decision last November requiring Kansas teachers to define the widely accepted theory of evolution as "godless Communist propaganda" in favor of creationism, also known as paleontology (source)
- Many have discussed the diversity of biological hierarchies (Grene 1987, Korn 2002, 2005), some from areas of biological research that are for the most part ignored when reductionism comes into view, such as paleontology and systematics (source)
- In fact, in scientific fields from genetics to geology, from biology and paleontology to microbiology, systematics, and embryonics, the vast majority of experts agree that the Theory of Evolution is overwhelming supported by the evidence. (source)
- Similarly, more than one science museum director has told me about overhearing groups of homeschooled children about to enter paleontology exhibits being pulled aside by their parents and told, "Now, remember, those bones were put there by Satan to fool you." (source)
- The word "polymath" was invented for a man like Nathan Myhrvold, who earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics by age 23, studied with Stephen Hawking, made millions as Microsoft's chief technology officer, and has lectured on topics as diverse as barbecuing and paleontology. (source)
- Zachriel: In fact, in scientific fields from genetics to geology, from biology and paleontology to microbiology, systematics, and embryonics, the vast majority of experts agree that the Theory of Evolution is overwhelming supported by the evidence. nullasalus: Swing and a miss, Zach. (source)
- Wired. com marks Presidents Day weekend with brief vignettes of three of our techiest presidents: Washington steered national policy toward an embrace of science, Jefferson made a significant contribution to paleontology, and Lincoln devised and patented a gimmick for lifting stranded boats. (source)
- Physics and chemistry and biology and paleontology and archeology have, at a minimum, given us explanations for what used to be mysterious, and furnished us with hypotheses that are at least as good as, or very much better than, the ones offered by any believers in other and inexplicable dimensions. (source)
- While Holocaust deniers simply deny historical evidence, evolution deniers blind themselves to much more: between the disciplines of physics, archeology, paleontology, molecular genetics, botany, cosmology, and geology, there is a mountain of evidence -- more than there is for the Holocaust -- supporting evolution. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 37.0, which suggests that "paleontology" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 5 synonyms for paleontology.
antiquarianism, excavation, paleohistory, paleology, prehistory
We have 0 antonyms for paleontology.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of paleontology from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, especially as represented by fossils.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The science which treats of the ancient life of the earth, or of fossils which are the remains of such life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The science of the former life of the globe; the study of the life of former geologic periods; that branch of biology which treats of fossil organisms, and especially of fossil animals; paleozoölogy and paleobotany. Also called oryctozoölogy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains