Evolution Timeline

  • Bishop Ussher

    Bishop Ussher
    A passage from the bible provided Ussher with clues of numbers of human generation since Adam and Eva
  • Spontaneous Generation

    Spontaneous Generation
    Elegant crafted microscopes were vital to scientific revolution of the 17th century
  • Linnaeus

    He attempts to classify all life on earth. He divides life into kingdoms.
  • Comte de Bufon

    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.
  • Natural theology

    Natural theology
    A diagram that details the eye and a part of a pocket clock. In both objects poley sees evidence of conscious design.
  • Lamarck

    He is the most renowned proponent of evolution in this era.
  • Cuvier

    He loathes the idea of evolution. He does a fossil record that helps fuel the rise of evolutionary science.
  • Lyell

    Darwin toke a copy of the “Principles of Geology” on his trip on the Beagle. Latter they become really good friends.
  • Beagle Voyage

    Beagle Voyage
    1831-1836 Darwin’s trip around the world in the beagle became the basis of his budding ideas about evolution
  • Neanderthal

    The unearthing fossil skull from Germany created a debate wether humans re the direct descendants from Adam an Eva.
  • 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.
  • Descendant of man

    Descendant 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. Horses are a sign of evolution.
  • Darwin´s burial

    Darwin´s burial
    Darwin died on 1882. 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.
  • Pilldown man

    Pilldown man
    Is a fossil skull called Piltdown Man seems to be this link. The find at first bolsters the argument for human evolution.
  • First anti evolution bill

    First anti evolution bill
    In Oklahoma a ban is placed to teach the Materialist of Conception oh 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
    1925-1930- 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

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

    1947- 948- It rules that neither the a state nor federal government can pass laws which aid one religion.
  • Pope pios XII

    The teaching of church leaves the doctrine of evolution an open question
  • 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

    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.
  • Supreme Court on Evolution

    Lawsuits begin challenging antievolutionist legislation on the South.
  • DNA codes

    The genetic blueprint for all living things.
  • 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.
  • Pop John Paul II

    Opened the door for Catholic acceptance of evolution.
  • Science Standards

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

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