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Lucchitta Glacier

Lucchitta Glacier is a glacier about 20 nautical miles long flowing south from the Hudson Mountains of Antarctica into Pine Island Bay. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after geologist Baerbel K. Lucchitta of the United States Geological Survey, Arizona, a specialist in the use of satellite imagery for geological and glaciological studies from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, one of the pioneers in the use of imagery for glacier velocity measurements in Antarctica. List of glaciers in the Antarctic Glaciology This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Lucchitta Glacier"

Søren Løvtrup

Soren Løvtrup was a Danish embryologist and historian of science in the Department of Animal Physiology at the Umeå University, Sweden. Løvtrup was known for his macromutation theory of evolution, in opposition to traditional neo-Darwinism. In 1987 Løvtrup published his controversial book Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth which challenged Charles Darwin's role as the intellectual founder of evolutionary theory and accused Darwin of plagiarism. Løvtrup was born in Copenhagen. In 1945, he enrolled at University of Copenhagen, where he obtained a master's degree in biochemistry, he worked until 1953 when he received a PhD in embryology. He worked at University of Gothenburg. From 1965, he worked at Umeå University in Sweden as professor of animal physiology, his book Epigenetics was a work on theoretical biology which attempted to present a unifying theory of epigenesis. Biologist Clifford Grobstein wrote that the book was a mixture of ideas, "sometimes illuminating, sometimes naïve, sometimes superficial, sometimes sophisticated, sometimes enormously detailed."Løvtrup is best known for his book Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth.

In this controversial work, he claimed that Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was the real founder of evolution and that natural selection was discovered by Erasmus Darwin, Patrick Matthew and other naturalists before Charles Darwin. The book supports the ideas of early evolutionary thinkers such as Karl Ernst von Baer, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and St. George Jackson Mivart, he was the punctuated equilibrium theory of evolution. Løvtrup argued against the micromutation theory of the modern evolutionary synthesis and promoted his own theory of macromutation. Biologist Bruce Wallace gave the book a mixed review, stating that Løvtrup was advocating a minority position in evolutionary biology and he "underestimates existing genetic variation he favors evolutionary events that occur even on a geologic time scale."Herpetologist Hobart Muir Smith wrote that the book with its sensationalist title would be highjacked by creationists but it is not against the fact of evolution, only against the Darwinian interpretation.

Smith concluded "Certainly the book will strike many as controversial, but Løvtrup has given the world a epochal, introspective analysis of inestimable potential value."Science historian Keith Stewart Thomson gave the book a negative review commenting "Many of the sacred cows that Løvtrup wants to slaughter are either long since dead or made of straw. It is tedious to to see Darwin and his followers taken to task for failing to be as smart as we are now."The book was criticized for providing no solid evidence for macromutations, Løvtrup only cited two alleged cases in his book. Løvtrup contributed a paper on his alternative evolutionary views to the book Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals. Studies on Amphibian Embryogenesis Epigenetics: A Treatise on Theoretical Biology The Phylogeny of Vertebrates Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth Mutationism Richard Goldschmidt

Joseph Michael Sullivan

Joseph Michael Sullivan was an American priest and Auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York in the Roman Catholic Church from 1980 to 2005. Born in Brooklyn, New York City, Sullivan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn on June 2, 1956, he was elected executive vice-president of the board of trustees of Catholic Charities USA in 1979. Sullivan was appointed titular bishop of Suliana on October 4, 1980 and was consecrated bishop on November 24, 1980; as auxiliary, Bishop Sullivan held the titles of Vicar for Human Services and regional bishop for the 62 parishes of Brooklyn's West Vicariate. Sullivan served as chairman of the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens and of the Social Develop and World Peace department of the U. S. bishops' conference. In the late 1990s, Bishop Sullivan chaired an ad hoc committee to produce a pastoral letter on charity, with which he intended "to reclaim the meaning of charity."Sullivan retired on May 12, 2005. He died on June 7, 2013, from injuries sustained in an auto accident May 30, 2013.

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Slender-spined porcupine fish

The slender-spined porcupine fish or globefish is a porcupinefish of the family Diodontidae, found in the waters of southern Australia, as far north as Port Jackson to Geraldton, Western Australia. It is most common in Port Phillip Bay and the coastal waters of Tasmania in shallow coastal waters and under manmade jettys, it is one of the smallest members of the porcupinefish family. It is similar in appearance to the three-bar porcupinefish, only smaller and with slight differences in its markings, it feeds on benthic zone invertebrates. It has slender yellow spines used in predator defence and has the ability to blow its body so its sharp spines protrude when alarmed. Froese and Pauly, eds.. "Diodon nichthemerus" in FishBase. June 2007 version

Waldemar VI, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen

Waldemar VI, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Köthen. He was the eldest son of George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, by his second wife Sophie a member of the House of Hohnstein. In 1471, his father concluded a succession contract with Prince of Anhalt-Köthen. Under the terms of this contract, George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, took over the government of half the principality of Anhalt-Köthen and became co-ruler with Adolf as "Mitherr." Shortly after, George renounced his rights in favor of Waldemar, who became the new co-ruler with Adolph I. Adolph I died two years in 1473, Waldemar had to rule jointly with his half-brother and heir, Albert VI; the new Prince Albert died fifteen months and was succeeded by his infant son Philip. Upon the death of Albert VI, two sons of Adolph I, Magnus and Adolph II, were included in the government of the principality. During his lifetime, Waldemar assumed the following titles: "Lord of Köthen", "Lord of Hoym", "Lord of Burgscheidungen".

Philip died without issue in 1500 and Adolph I's sons formally renounced their rights to rule the principality eight years later. In consequence, Waldemar became the sole ruler of Anhalt-Köthen, but enjoyed this status for only a few months during the year 1508. On his death, he was succeeded by Wolfgang. In Köthen on 24 January 1485 Waldemar married Margarete, daughter of Günther XXXVI, Count of Schwarzburg and Lord of Arnstedt, they had four children: Barbara, married on 25 November 1503 to Henry IV, Count of Plauen and Burggrave of Meissen, secondly ca. 1521 to Jan Maštovský z Kolowrat. Waldemar. Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen. Margaret, married on 13 November 1513 to John, Elector of Saxony. Cawley, Medieval Rulers of Anhalt, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Ascania". Genealogy. EU. Genealogical databse by Herbert Stoyan