Earth was made 4004 B.C. and that Earth is 10,000 years old.
New instruments of magnification are fueling scientific research.
Swedish botanist Carl von Linne, attempts to classify all life on Earth. His system divides life into kingdoms, classes, etc.
Comte de Buffon
speculates that living creatures evolve according to natural laws.
William Paley’s Natural Theology says that not only God’s existence, but also his attributes are manifest in the intricate forms of nature.
French naturalist that proposes that living things evolve to become more complex through time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alfred Russel Wallace, young british explorer. Wallace has a theory of how species might evolve.
Origin of species
Darwin´s book is the most influential. It offers a wealth of evidence and proposes a coherent theory for evolution.
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.
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
Darwin´s new book also stresses the importance of sexual selection in driving the evolution of life.
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 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.
The discovery of radioactivity by physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel lead to stunning calculations of Earth´s age.
Critics and proponents eagerly await the discovery of a “missing link” between humans and other primates.
Man like ape
They discover a man like ape in a limestone quarry at South Africa.
Publishers remove references to evolution Biology textbooks.
Each time they teach any thing that denies the story of the Divine Creation, Backers of the bill argue
many areas in which fundamentalism old political sway have passed some restrictions.
the teaching of evolution hits a low point and in the early 1900s teachers don't teach any more about evolution.
in 1947 it rules that neither the a state nor federal government can pass laws which aid one religion.
Pope pios XII
leads the way for Catholics to accept even human evolution.
origins of life
Stanley Miller produced amino acids and used inorganic chemicals to simulate the conditions of ancient Earth.
Genes determine DNA, but it takes the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA to unlock the details.
Human and apes
Breakthroughs in genetic science allow researchers to see the similarities in the DNA of humans and apes.
Supreme court on evolution
Lawsuits begin challenging antievolutionist legislation on the South.
The genetic blueprint for all living things.
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
Opened the door for Catholic acceptance of evolution.
Twelve states shun the word of “evolution”, and four avoid topic topics in evolution completely.
Scientists see more than ever before how intimately related the human species is to other life on Earth.