Simon Conway Morris

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Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Predicting what extra-terrestrials will be like: and preparing for the worst
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 369:555-71. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Mass extinctions
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R744-5. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary convergence
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R826-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The Cambrian "explosion" of metazoans and molecular biology: would Darwin be satisfied?
    Simon Conway-Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
    Int J Dev Biol 47:505-15. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Halwaxiids and the early evolution of the lophotrochozoans
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Science 315:1255-8. 2007
  6. pmc Evolution: like any other science it is predictable
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:133-45. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Nipping the Cambrian "explosion" in the bud?
    S C Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Bioessays 22:1053-6. 2000
  8. pmc The Cambrian "explosion": slow-fuse or megatonnage?
    S Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:4426-9. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Metazoan phylogenies: falling into place or falling to pieces? A palaeontological perspective
    S C Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 8:662-7. 1998
  10. pmc Darwin's dilemma: the realities of the Cambrian 'explosion'
    Simon Conway Morris
    University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:1069-83. 2006

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Publications15

  1. doi request reprint Predicting what extra-terrestrials will be like: and preparing for the worst
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 369:555-71. 2011
    ..Paradoxically, we and our biosphere are completely alone. So which is worse? Meeting ourselves or meeting nobody?..
  2. ncbi request reprint Mass extinctions
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R744-5. 2005
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  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary convergence
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R826-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The Cambrian "explosion" of metazoans and molecular biology: would Darwin be satisfied?
    Simon Conway-Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
    Int J Dev Biol 47:505-15. 2003
    ..Such topics, far from frustrating the enterprise, actually widen our understanding of the nature of the evolutionary process with the exciting promise of the discovery of more general principles...
  5. ncbi request reprint Halwaxiids and the early evolution of the lophotrochozoans
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Science 315:1255-8. 2007
    ..This new fossil defines the monophyletic halwaxiids and indicates that they have a key place in early lophotrochozoan history...
  6. pmc Evolution: like any other science it is predictable
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:133-45. 2010
    ..Physics had its Newton, biology its Darwin: evolutionary biology now awaits its Einstein...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nipping the Cambrian "explosion" in the bud?
    S C Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Bioessays 22:1053-6. 2000
    ..In an intriguing blend of functional morphology, the fossil record and cladistic thinking, they suggest that the assembly of metazoan bodyplans took place in a surprisingly straightforward manner...
  8. pmc The Cambrian "explosion": slow-fuse or megatonnage?
    S Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:4426-9. 2000
    ..Equally challenging is answering why the Cambrian period provided such a rich interval for the redeployment of genes that led to more complex body plans...
  9. ncbi request reprint Metazoan phylogenies: falling into place or falling to pieces? A palaeontological perspective
    S C Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 8:662-7. 1998
    ..Other options, however, remain open. Molecular clocks may themselves run erratically and what happens in molecular history may not coincide with the emergence of body plans...
  10. pmc Darwin's dilemma: the realities of the Cambrian 'explosion'
    Simon Conway Morris
    University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:1069-83. 2006
    ..Here I propose that despite its step-like function this evolutionary event is the inevitable consequence of Earth and biospheric change...
  11. ncbi request reprint Eggs and embryos from the Cambrian
    S C Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Bioessays 20:676-82. 1998
    ..In both, these cases development is direct, i.e., there is no evidence for any planktotrophic larval stage. The implications for our perceptions of both the Cambrian 'explosion' and metazoan phylogeny could be considerable...
  12. doi request reprint The predictability of evolution: glimpses into a post-Darwinian world
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, UK
    Naturwissenschaften 96:1313-37. 2009
    ..If correct, the implications may be of some significance, not least in separating the unexceptional Darwinian mechanisms from underlying organizational principles, which may indicate evolutionary inevitabilities...
  13. ncbi request reprint Ediacarans
    Simon Conway Morris
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R8. 2005
  14. ncbi request reprint A new species of yunnanozoan with implications for deuterostome evolution
    Degan Shu
    Early Life Institute and Department of Geology, Northwest University, Xi an 710069, China
    Science 299:1380-4. 2003
    ..No evidence was found for the chordate-like structures that have been described in other yunnanozoans. We propose that yunnanozoans are stem-group deuterostomes, allied to the vetulicolians...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ancient animals or something else entirely?
    Simon Conway Morris
    Science 298:57-8; author reply 57-8. 2002