Albert Wigand

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Julius Wilhelm Albert Wigand (April 21, 1821 in Treysa – October 22, 1886) was a German botanist.

Grave of Albert Wigand at the Hauptfriedhof in Marburg

In 1846 he received his PhD and started lecturing at the University of Marburg. He became director of the Alter Botanischer Garten Marburg in 1861. Being a strict Christian, he was opposed to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.[1] He advocated creationism and has been described as "strongly anti-Darwinian".[2][3]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Über Darwin's Hypothese Pangenesis (1870)
  • Die Genealogie der Urzellen (1872)
  • Der Darwinismus und die Naturforschung Newtons und Cuviers (Darwinism and the Natural Science of Newton and Cuvier, 3 volumes, 1874-1877)
  • Der Darwinismus ein Zeichen der Zeit (1878)
  • Entstehung und Fermentwirkung der Bkterien (1884)
  • Grundsätze aller Naturwissenschaft (1886)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wigand, Albert Julius Wilhelm". Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
  2. ^ Levit, George S; Meister, Kay; Hoßfeld, Uwe. (2008). Alternative Evolutionary Theories: A Historical Survey. Journal of Bioeconomics 10: 71–96.
  3. ^ Richards, Robert J. (2005). Ernst Haeckel and the Struggles Over Evolution and Religion. Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology 10: 89-115.

External linksEdit

  • "Albert Wigand", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 42, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, 1897, pp. 445–449