Timeline created by Chelastian Rodriguez
  • Jan 4, 1581

    James Ussher

    James Ussher of Ireland calculated that the creation of Earth and Heaven took place in 4004 B.C What James discovered is later on used in the English editions of the Bible.
  • Carl Linnaeus

    Carl Linnaesu also known as Carl von Linné was a scientist. Carl attempted to classify all life on earth. The system that he created consists on life being divided in kingdoms, classes, orders, genera and species. It is a landmark in science that will influence naturalists in the fusture and also Charles Darvin. This is an act of religion.
  • Comte de Bufon

    Comte de Bufon speculates that the living creatures in the world evolve according to the natural laws. Comte de Bufon discovered that humans and apes are related and that all life has descended form one specific ancestor.
  • Jean Baptiste Lemark

    Lamark propoed that living things evolve to become more complex and inteligent through time. Lamrck claimed that the "vital forces" within the creatures help them adapt in the environment in wich the animal is.
  • Georges Cuvier

    Georges Cuvier discovered fossils. George argued that a series of catastrophes, great floods and earthquakes wiped out certain life in the past. Carter rails that the past lifes evolved into the present forms in the world.
  • Charles Lyell

    Charls Lyell argued that slow moving, gradual process explains Eartsh Ecology, Some 19th century naturalists think that the history of Earth and life on it spans vast ages. But Charles thought that the gradual process explains Earths Ecology.
  • Natural theology

    William Paleys Natiral theology consists that not only Gods existence but also his artibutes are manifest in the intricate forms of nature.
  • Russel Wallace

    Russel Wallace was a young Bristish explorer. His theory was that how species might evolve.
  • Beagel Voyage

    The Beagel Voyage was a ahip going all around the world Charles Darwin intends to spends his life in the clergy. After Darwin comes back after 5 years he is a changed man, a man passionate for science.
  • Neanderthal

    In Germany Neander Valley wants to know if all humans are the descendants of Adam and Eve. The skull they found is like a modern human skull but it is differernt for some reason.
  • The Origin of Species

    The Origin of Speceis is the book of Charles Darwin. The book was published on November 24 of 1859. This book is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.
  • Ape Debate

    At a meeting of Britians Leadign scientists the critics attack Darwins Theory for bestialising humankind.
  • Evolution Accepted

    Some scientists rejected that evolution never existed. Few years after the Origin of Species is published, evolution is mainstream in science.
  • Decedent of man

    Charles Darwin is now unabashedly takes on human evolution. On his new book (Decedent of man) stresses importance of "sexual selection" in driving the evolution of life.
  • Horse Fossils

    Thomas Huxley went to the U.S to give public lectures. Thomas was looking for a dramatic example to capture and fascinate the audience so he goes and meets Charles Marsh at Yale. Charles has recently discovered stunning fossils of ancient horses. Huxley and Marsh piece together the story of the evolution of the modern horse from a four-toed ancestor.
  • Darwin´s burial

    Darwins body is buried in Westminster Abbey. Darwins body is laid in respect his grave is near Sir Isaac Newton. In his funeral Britians leading politicians, scientists and clergy.
  • Radio Activity

    The discovery of radioactivity by physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel. This discovery leads to stunning calculations of Earth's age. A new understanding of radioactivity is rock-dating techniques. They show that Earth is more than 4.3 billion years old
  • Pilldown man

    Pilldown man is "missing link" between humans and other primates.
  • First anti Evolution bill

    William Jennings Bryan and a growing grassroots movement, six Southern and border states consider anti-evolution proposals. In Oklahoma, they put textbooks that teach the "Materialist Conception of History (i.e.) the Darwin Theory of Creation."
  • Man like ape

    Raymon Dart announced that a prehistoric "man-like ape" has been found in a limestone quarry at Taungs, South Africa. The fossils are found along with the skull of an ancient baboon that has a mysterious opening.
  • Textbooks Censored

    Fearing loss of sales in the South and West, publishers remove references to evolution from biology textbooks including George William Hunter's A Civic Biology, the book at issue in the Scopes trial.
  • Anti-evolution bills

    In the folowing years the Scopes trial, some 35 new anti-evolution bills are proposed in 20 states, and three states pass laws. Many areas have estriction on teaching evolution.
  • Neo Darwinism

    In the early 1940s the science of genetics offered profound new insights into evolution. Scientists now understand that genetic mutations can cause changes in the traits of organisms."Neo-Darwinism" is an updated theory of evolution combining modern genetics with Darwin's 19th century theory.
  • Evolution Shunned

    Evolution Shunned in the schools in the United States. Textbooks effectively censored by commercial concerns, the teaching of evolution hits a low point.
  • Supreme court

    Supreme court bans religion in public schools in the U.S.
  • Pope pios XII

    Pope pios XII accepts evolution, In his paper on human origins, Humani gereris, Pope Pius XII considers evolution as a serious hypothesis worthy of in-depth study.
  • Origins of life

    Electric currents act as a lightning and a soup of inorganic chemicals to simulate the conditions of ancient Earth, a young graduate student named Stanley Miller produces amino acids.
  • DNA

    DNA unlocks the details of what genes are and how they work.
  • Human and Apes

    Breakthroughs in genetic science allow the reaserchers to see the striking similarities in the DNA and blueprints for humans and apes.
  • Supreme Court on Evolution

    Supreme court strike the law against evolution because the Spuntik era pushed for better science education.
  • DNA codes

    DNA codes offer new evidence of evolution. The genetic blue print is like a text made up of chemical letters.
  • Textbook disclaimer

    Textbook disclaimer passes a requirement that whenever evolution is taught, students must be informed that the material is "not intended to influence or dissuade the Biblical version of creation."
  • Pop John Paul II

    Pop John Paul II's papal letter proclaims there is no essential conflict between evolutionary science and the world's largest Christian faith.
  • Science Standards

    The science standards show the states that do teach evolution in their schools.
  • Human Genome

    Human genome reveals human evolution.
  • Spontaneous Generation

    The Spontaneous Generration