Evolution Timeline By anacris13 May 8, 1650 Bishop Ussher A passage from the bible provided Ussher with clues of numbers of human generation since Adam and Eva May 8, 1660 Spontaneous Generation Elegant crafted microscopes were vital to scientific revolution of the 17th century May 8, 1735 Linnaeus He attempts to classify all life on earth. He divides life into kingdoms. May 8, 1749 Comte de Bufon He is the first one to define a species as a group of organisms that can interbreed with one another but not with members of other species. May 8, 1802 Natural theology A diagram that details the eye and a part of a pocket clock. In both objects poley sees evidence of conscious design. May 8, 1809 Lamarck He is the most renowned proponent of evolution in this era. May 8, 1817 Cuvier He loathes the idea of evolution. He does a fossil record that helps fuel the rise of evolutionary science. May 8, 1830 Lyell Darwin toke a copy of the “Principles of Geology” on his trip on the Beagle. Latter they become really good friends. May 8, 1831 Beagle Voyage 1831-1836 Darwin’s trip around the world in the beagle became the basis of his budding ideas about evolution May 8, 1856 Neanderthal The unearthing fossil skull from Germany created a debate wether humans re the direct descendants from Adam an Eva. May 9, 1858 Wallace Alfred Russel Wallace, young british explorer. Wallace has a theory of how species might evolve. May 9, 1859 Origin of Species Darwin´s book is the most influential. It offers a wealth of evidence and proposes a coherent theory for evolution. May 9, 1860 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. May 9, 1865 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. May 9, 1871 Descendant of man Darwin´s new book also stresses the importance of sexual selection in driving the evolution of life. May 9, 1876 Horse Fossils Huxley and Marsh piece together the story of the evolution of the modern horse from a four-toed ancestor. Horses are a sign of evolution. May 9, 1882 Darwin´s burial Darwin died on 1882. Many people reconcile Darwin´s view of life on Earth with their religious faiths that evolution existed. May 9, 1896 Radioactivity The discovery of radioactivity by physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel lead to stunning calculations of Earth´s age. May 9, 1912 Pilldown man Is a fossil skull called Piltdown Man seems to be this link. The find at first bolsters the argument for human evolution. May 9, 1923 First anti evolution bill In Oklahoma a ban is placed to teach the Materialist of Conception oh History. May 9, 1925 Man like ape They discover a man like ape in a limestone quarry at South Africa. May 9, 1925 Textbook Publishers remove references to evolution Biology textbooks. May 9, 1925 Anti-evolution bills 1925-1930- many areas in which fundamentalism old political sway have passed some restrictions. May 9, 1925 Tennessee law Each time they teach any thing that denies the story of the Divine Creation, Backers of the bill argue May 9, 1940 Neo Darwinism By the early 1940s the science of genetics has offered profound insights into evolution. May 9, 1942 Evolution Shunned The teaching of evolution hits a low point and in the early 1900s teachers don't teach any more about evolution. May 9, 1947 Supreme court 1947- 948- It rules that neither the a state nor federal government can pass laws which aid one religion. May 9, 1950 Pope pios XII The teaching of church leaves the doctrine of evolution an open question May 9, 1953 Origins of life Stanley Miller produced amino acids and used inorganic chemicals to simulate the conditions of ancient Earth. May 9, 1953 DNA Genes determine DNA, but it takes the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA to unlock the details. May 9, 1967 Human and Apes The studying of DNA, scientist glimpse the evolution history of humans and apes. The man and his orangutan likely descended from a common ancestor less then 20 million years ago. May 9, 1968 Supreme Court on Evolution Lawsuits begin challenging antievolutionist legislation on the South. May 9, 1990 DNA codes The genetic blueprint for all living things. May 9, 1994 Textbook disclaimer 1994- 95- It is a requirement when evolution is taught to inform students that the material is not intended to dissuade the Biblical version of creation. May 9, 1996 Pop John Paul II Opened the door for Catholic acceptance of evolution. May 9, 2000 Science Standards Twelve states shun the word of “evolution”, and four avoid topic topics in evolution completely. May 9, 2001 Human Genome Scientists see more than ever before how intimately related the human species is to other life on Earth.