Adam Giede Bøving (1869-1957)

Entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington 1913-39, MSc zoology 1894, curator at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen 1906-13, specialist in beetle larvae, member of the conservative student organisation Studenterforeningen [The Association of Students].

 In 1907 and 1909, Adam G. Bøving delivered University Extension lecture series on evolutionary theories including Darwinism at the University of Copenhagen. In the syllabus for the 1907 lectures, Bøving defended Hugo de Vries’ mutation theory and experimental methods within biology and considered Charles Darwin’s theories of natural selection and pangenesis fairly outdated. In his lectures, he focused on the strictly scientific aspects of Darwinism and avoided the controversial issues of human evolution and the relationship between science and religion.

Hans Henrik Hjermitslev

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