Evolution from ape to hum 001


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  • Bishop Usher

    Bishop Usher
    Bishop Usher of Ireland, calculates that the creation of Heaven and Earth took place in 4004 B.C.
  • Spontaneous Generation

    Spontaneous Generation
    New instruments of magnification are fueling scientific research.
  • Linnaeus's

    Swedish botanist Carl von Linne, attempts to classify all life on Earth. His system divides life into kingdoms, classes, etc.
  • Comte de Buffon

    Comte de Buffon
    Comte de Buffon speculates that living creatures evolve according to natural laws.
  • Natural Theology

    Natural Theology
    William Paley’s Natural Theology says that not only God’s existence, but also his attributes are manifest in the intricate forms of nature.
  • Lamarck

    Lamarck proposes that living things evolve to become more complex through time.
  • Cuvier

    Cuvier attempts to explain the construction of canals/mines, and unearths fossils. Also, bizarre and extinct creatures.
  • Lyell

    Lyell helps further the idea of Earth and life in it spanning vast ages.
  • Beagle Voyage

    Beagle Voyage
    When Charles began his voyage around the world, he changed. He committed to a life in science.
  • Neanderthal

    People wonder whether Neanderthal Man might have been the result of a separate act of Creation.
  • Wallace

    Wallace writes to Darwin about his theory of how species evolved, Darwin is shocked and published his book.
  • Origin of Species

    Origin of Species
    Origin of Species started a revolution. The book offered evidence and coherent theory of evolution.
  • Ape Debate

    Ape Debate
    Because the Origin of Species does not address human evolution, critics assume that Darwin thinks humans are no exception.
  • Evolution Accepted

    Evolution Accepted
    Prominent scientists continue to reject the idea of evolution. But after ''The Origin of Species'' got published, the idea of evolution is mainstream science.
  • Decedent of Man

    Decedent of Man
    Darwin unabashedly takes on human evolution.
  • Horse Fossils

    Horse Fossils
    Marsh recently discovered fossils of ancient horses, that reveal a story of evolution.
  • Darwin's Burial

    Darwin´s burial took place on England, and was laid to rest next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton.
  • Radioactivity

    The discovery of radioactivity by physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel leads to stunning calculations of Earth’s age.
  • Pilt-down Man

    Pilt-down Man
    Critics and proponents eagerly await the discovery of a “missing link” between humans and other primates.
  • First Anti-Evolution Bill

    First Anti-Evolution Bill
    William Bryan, grassroots movement, six Southern and border states consider anti-evolution proposals. In Oklahoma a ban is placed to teach the Materialist of Conception of History.
  • Man Like Ape

    Man Like Ape
    They discover a man like ape in a limestone quarry at South Africa.
  • Textbook

    Publishers remove references to evolution Biology textbooks.  
  • Anti-Evolution Bills

    Anti-Evolution Bills
    Many areas in which fundamentalism old political sway have passed some restrictions.
  • Tennessee Law

    Tennessee Law
    Each time they teach any thing that denies the story of the Divine Creation, Backers of the bill argue.
  • Neo Darwinism

    Neo Darwinism
    By the early 1940s the science of genetics has offered profound insights into evolution.
  • Evolution Shunned

    Evolution Shunned
    The teaching of evolution hits a low point and in the early 1900s teachers don't teach any more about evolution.
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    In 1947 it rules that neither the a state nor federal government can pass laws which aid one religion.
  • Pope Pios XII

    Pope Pios XII
    Pope Pios XII leads the way for Catholics to accept even human evolution.
  • Origins of Life

    Origins of Life
    Stanley Miller produced amino acids and used inorganic chemicals to simulate the conditions of ancient Earth.
  • DNA

    Genes determine DNA, but it takes the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA to unlock the details.
  • Human and Apes

    Human and Apes
    Breakthroughs in genetic science allow researchers to see the similarities in the DNA  of humans and apes.
  • Supreme Court on Evolution

    Supreme Court on Evolution
    Lawsuits begin challenging antievolutionist legislation on the South.
  • DNA Codes

    DNA Codes
    The genetic blueprint for all living things
  • Textbook disclaimer

    Textbook disclaimer
    It is a requirement when evolution is taught to inform students that the material is not intended to dissuade the Biblical version of creation.
  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II
    Pope John Paul II opened the door for Catholic acceptance of evolution.
  • Science Standards

    Science Standards
    Twelve states shun the word of “evolution”, and four avoid topic topics in evolution completely.
  • Human Genome

    Human Genome
    Scientists see more than ever before how intimately related the human species is to other life on Earth.