• Bishop Ussher:

    Bishop Ussher:
    In the year of 1650, Archibishop James Ussher, from Ireland, calculates that the creation of Heaven and Earth took place in 4004 B.C, where the figure then is used in English editions of the Bible for 200 years.
  • Spontaneous Generation:

    Spontaneous Generation:
    In the year of 1660, the new instrument of magnification, helped scientists discover, that life wasn’t created out of the blue.
  • Linnaeus’s:

    In the year of 1735, Carl von Linne, Linnaeus as his Latin name, mainly stated that each species is a different “archetype” and a reflection of God’s intent.He classified all life on Earth, by dividing life into kingdoms, classes, orders, genera, and species. Linnaeus’s system doesn’t imply that distinct species are related in evolution.
  • Comte de Buffon:

    Comte de Buffon:
    In the year of 1749, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffron states that living things evolve according to natural laws. He believes that humans and apes are related, or even that all life comes from a one single ancestor.
  • Natural theology

    Natural theology
    In the year of 1802, William Paley states that God’s existence along with his attributes manifest in the forms of nature. He uses the organ of such complexity of the eye as an example, where just like a pocket watch should’ve been designed intelligently by someone.
  • Lamarck

    In the year of 1809, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, the french naturalist, states that living things are to become each time more complex as time passes, where the “vital forces” impacts by helping them adapt to environments. As changes happen, it is believed that this traits are passed to future generations.
  • Cuvier

    In the year if 1817, fossils of bizarre and extinct creatures are unearthed in early 19th century, in miles and canals. Georges Cuvier believes that multiple catastrophes killed certain creatures in the past that are now extinct. He is convinced that life “stood still” between catastrophes.
  • Lyell

    In the year of 1830, Charles Lyell argues that slow-moving, gradual processes explains Earth’s geology. He believes that there is “No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.” That means that he doesn’t think there was ever really a “beginning” in Earth, and that there won’t be an “end”.
  • Beagle Voyage

    Beagle Voyage
    After five years of a two-year trip voyaging, Charles Darwin is a completely different man with new beliefs. He was committed to life in science, by discovering nature’s laws; he returns with collections of fossils form South America and creatures form Galapagos Islands, where he becomes the basis of his budding ideas about evolution. This happened from the year of 1831 to 1836.
  • Neanderthal

    In the year of 1856, there was a skull fossil found in Germany’s Neander Valley, where it creates a debate discussing whether all humans are direct descendants of Adam and Eve or not. But some even ask themselves if the skull’s man was actually separated from common creation.
  • Wallace

    In the year of 1858, the young British explorer writes to Darwin, suggesting his theory of how species might evolve. Darwin is shocked , since the theory of Wallace is based on natural selection, that he has been researching for 20 years.
  • Origin of Species

    Origin of Species
    In the year of 1859, Darwin’s book is the most influential since the first work of evolution. It suggests great evidence and proposes a theory on evolution stating that just as domestic animals evolve through breeding (artificial selection”, species in the wild actually evolve. He stresses his work by not having a denial of God’s existence.
  • Ape debate

    Ape debate
    In the year of 1860, Darwin expresses through his work that he believes humans are no exception on human evolution. On a meeting, Darwin’s theory is attacked for bestializing humankind. Then Thomas Henry Huxley tries to rally to the defense, but he later depicts the exchange as a confrontation between social conservatives and advocates of scientific progress.
  • Evolution Accepted:

    Evolution Accepted:
    In the year of 1865, lots of scientists still don’t believe Darwin’s belief of evolution, but after one of his works is published, evolution becomes the mainstream science. Lot’s of texts promote evolution, even religious ones, but still Darwin’s theory of how evolution processes still continues to be doubted by some.
  • Decedent of man

    In the year of 1871, Darwin takes on human evolution; with his new published book, he expresses the importance of sexual selection, driving evolution in life. Now that Darwin’s beliefs are more common, individuals must fit to survive and be irresistible to the opposite sex, so that traits can be passed to future generations.
  • Horse Fossils

    Horse Fossils
    In the year of 1876, Thomas Huxley visits fossil hunter Othniel Charles Marsh. They together the story of the evolution of four-toed ancestor to the modern horse. They believe that a five-toed ancient animal existed; and months later, the fossils of the ancient creature, called Eohippus is found.
  • Darwin’s burial

    Darwin’s burial
    In the year of 1882, Darwin was laid to rest in peace in a place of honor, near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton. He is attended by Britain’s leading politicians, scientists, and clergy. The Anglican Church accepted evolution.
  • Radioactivity

    In the year of 1896, radioactivity discovery by Antoine Henri Becquerel brings to calculations of the Earth’s age. Rock-dating techniques show that Earth is even older than 4.3 billion of years old.
  • Piltdown man

    Piltdown man
    In the year of 1912, waits for the discovery of the “missing link” between humans and primates, where the Piltdown Man fossil skull seems to be it. A model of the skull is even brought to the Scopes trial in the 1920s, but then the fossil is revealed fake 30 years later.
  • first anti evolution bill

    In the year of 1923, William Jennings Bryan and a growing grassroots movement, six Southern and border states consider anti-evolution proposals. A ban is places on public school textbooks that teach the “Materialist Conception of History the Darwin Theory of Creation” in Oklahoma. Though, in Florida, a non.binding resolution declares that it is improper and subversive to the best interest of people for public schools to teach as true Darwinism or any hypothesis.
  • Man-like ape:

    Man-like ape:
    In the year of 1925, a prehistoric “man-like ape” was found in Taungs, South Africa. Fossils are found with the skull of an ancient baboon, with a mysterious opening; the dart shows that the “man-like ape” killed the baboon and extracted its brain for food.
  • Textbook

    In the year of 1925, publishers are to remove references to from biology textbooks to evolution, including George William Hunter’s book. Now the teaching of evolution is curbed in all the country.
  • Anti-evolution bills

    From the year of 1925 to 1930, 35 anti-evolution bills were proposed in 20 states, and 3 states pass laws. By the year of 1930, lots of areas have passed some form of restriction, in teaching evolution. Some are administrative rulings, and other school board resolutions. Finally, no Southern anti-evolution legislation is repealed for 40 years.
  • Tennessee bill

    In the spring of the year of 1925, Tennessee legislature passes a bill for public school teachers “to teach an theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animal.” There are arguments where the backers of the bill say they have a tight to control their children’s education, and most taxpayers oppose teaching human evolution.
  • Neo Darwinism:

    Neo Darwinism:
    In the year of 1940, science of genetics offered new insights into evolution. It is now understands by scientist that random genetic mutations can cause changes in the traits of organisms, and such inherited changes are spread throughout a population by the mechanism Darwin called natural selection. “Neo-Darwinism” is defined as an updated theory of evolution combining modern genetics with Darwin’s 19th century theory.
  • Evolution Shunned

    In the year of 1942, the teaching of evolution hits a low point, with textbooks effectively censored by commercial concerns and many anti-evolutionist rulings and regulations in place. It is then estimated by a scientist that less than half of all high school science teachers taught anything about evolution.
  • Pope pius XII

    Pope pius XII
    In the year of 1950, Pope Pius XII considers evolution as a serious worthy hypothesis of in-depth study. He says “If the human body takes its origin from pre-existent living matter, the spiritual soul is immediately created by God.
  • origins of life:

    origins of life:
    In the year of 1953, Stanley Miller, a young graduate student, produces amino acids, by building blocks of life. This experiment indicates that the first life on Earth may’ve arisen through natural processes.
  • DNA:

    In the year of 1953, it is known for decades that genes determine the traits of living things, and that they are passed down through generations. But the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA details of what genes are and how they work is taken. It makes a boon to evolution in science, and could be the most important event in the 20th century.
  • Human and Apes

    Human and Apes
    In the year of 1967, genetic science allows researchers to see similarities of DNA between humans and apes. Vincent Sarich and Allen Wilson compares the DNA of humans, orangutans, and African apes, and find evidence that humand are genetically closer related to African apes than these are to orangutans. Even in 1971, they found out that humans and chimps share even more than about 98% of their genes.
  • Supreme Court on Evolution:

    In the year of 1968, with evidence of launching new texts and information, puts and end to laws barring the teaching of evolution in public schools.
  • DNA codes:

    DNA codes:
    In the year of 1990, new technology makes DNA sequencing relatively easy and inexpensive, and leads to an explosion of research. Evolutionary scientists find out how DNA of various organisms changed through time as they evolved.
  • Textbook disclaimer

    Textbook disclaimer
    In the years of 1994 and 1995, it is believed that all biology texts must note that evolution is “controversial” and “a theory, not a fact”.
  • Pop John Paul II

    Pop John Paul II
    In the year of 1996, the pope John Paul II, opened the door for accepting evolution in the catholic religion. He says that there are lots of evidence and beliefs of evolution, that catholic people should now be able to believe in it, too.
  • Science Standards

    In the year of 2000, a nationwide study sponsored by the Fordham Foundation laments that 19 U.S states so “a weak-to-reprehensible job of handling evolution in their science standards.” “Scientists and science teachers do well to keep in mind that a large majority of Americans believes that faith in God is the surest way to appreciate the wonder and grandeur of life itself, and that schools should recognize and honor that faith.”
  • Human Genome

    In the year of 2001, scientists see now how related the human species are to other life on Earth. Since they not only share more genes than 98% with chimpanzees, but even have genes in common with fruit flies and yeast.