. Catastrophes according to cuvier came periodically and

A. created new life

B. destroyed all life

C. effected evolution 

D. any of these

Best Answer


Cuvier gave theory of catastrophism or cataclysm which is slight variation of special creation. Catastrophism is the theory that earth has been affected by sudden, short lived, violent events that were sometimes worldwide in scope. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the great French geologist and naturalist Baron Georges Cuvier proposed the Catastrophe theory or Catastrophism. According to the theory, the abrupt faunal changes geologists saw in rock strata were the result of periodic devastations that wiped out all or most extant species, each successive period being repopulated with new kinds of animals and plants.


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