• Bishop Ussher

    Bishop Ussher
    Earth was made 4004 B.C. and that Earth is 10,000 years old.
  • 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
    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

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

    French naturalists that argues the series of catastrophes (great floods and earthquakes)  wiped out certain life in the distant pass. He also argues that modern creatures are far too complex to have evolved naturally.
  • Lyell

    Most naturalists of the 19th century think that the history of earth and life on it spans vast age. Charles Lyell helps further this idea by arguing that slow- moving, gradual processes to explain Earth´s geology.
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    Beagle Voyage

    Committed to a life in science, discovering nature´s laws. He returns with fossils from South America and creatures from the Galapagos Islands and this becomes the basis of his ideas about evolution.
  • Neanderthal

    Some wonder whether Neanderthal Man might have been the result of a separate act of Creation. Neanderthal fossils will later fuel the debate over human evolution.
  • Wallace

    Alfred Russel Wallace, young british explorer. Wallace has a theory of how species might evolve.
  • Origin of species

    Origin of species
    Darwin´s book is the most influential. It offers a wealth of evidence and proposes a coherent theory for evolution.
  • Ape debate

    Ape debate
    Huxley depicts the exchange as a confrontation between social conservatives and advocates of scientific progress. But the issue of human evolution remain a stumbling block for Darwinism.
  • Evolution Accepted

    Evolution Accepted
    After few years of Darwin´s book was published, evolution is mainstream science and in magazines and newspapers even religious publications promote evolution.
  • Descent of man

    Descent of man
    Darwin´s new book also stresses the importance of sexual selection in driving the evolution of life.
  • Horse fossils

    Horse fossils
    Huxley and Marsh piece together the story of the evolution of the modern horse from a four-toed ancestor. They predicted that more ancient, five toed animal likely existed, and months later, of such a new animal was discovered.
  • Darwin’s burial

    Darwin’s burial
    Darwin's body is laid to rest in a place of honor. Many people reconcile Darwin´s view of life on Earth with their religious faiths that evolution existed.
  • Radioactivity

    The discovery of radioactivity by physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel lead to stunning calculations of Earth´s age.
  • Piltdown Man

    Piltdown Man
    Critics and proponents eagerly await the discovery of a “missing link” between humans and other primates.
  • 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.
  • Tenesse law

    Tenesse law
    Each time they teach any thing that denies the story of the Divine Creation, Backers of the bill argue
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    Anti-evolution bills

    many areas in which fundamentalism old political sway have passed some restrictions.
  • 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.
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    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
    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.
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    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.
  • Pop John Paul II

    Pop 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.