History of Evolution

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    Events in World Hiistory

  • Steem Engine WH

    Thomas Newcomen creates the first successful steam engine used to evacuate water from mines.
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    Events in the History of Evolution

  • Linnaeus E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Swedish botanist, Carl von Linne, attempts to classify all life on Earth. He divided life into kingdoms, classes, orders, genera, and species. He also stated that different species are not related through evolution but are distinct "archetypes".
  • Comte de Buffon E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Georges Leclerc states that iving creatures evolve according to natural laws. He suggest that humans are related to apes, but later this statement is recanted under pressure.
  • Flight

    First manned hot air balloon flight in Paris by Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis D'Arlands.
  • Speculation on European languages WH

    Sir William Jones, Chief Justice of India, proposes that Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, and many European languages were all descended from a common Proto-Indo-European language.
  • Zoonomia E

    Erasmus Darwin stated, in his book Zoonomia, "Would it be too bold to imagine... that all warm bloodedanimals have arisen from one-living fillament?". This causes British intellectuals to discuss evolution more frequently.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte WH

    Napoleon Bonaparte conquers Malta and outlaws slavery.
  • Lamarck E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Lamarck wrote the Philosiphie Zoologique, and claimed that "'vital forces" within creatures help them adapt to their environments. Aquired traits developed through use or disuse and are thenpassed on to future generations.
  • Cuvier E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: George Cuvier states that catastrophes wiped out certain life in the past. Past life evolved into present forms, but during catastrophes life "stood still.
  • Lyell E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Charles Lyell stares that slow moving processes explain Earth's geology. He also becomes mentor of Charles Darwin.
  • Beagle Voyage 31-36 E

    Darwin returned with fossils from South America and creatures from the Gallapagos. These become the budding ideas of evolution.
  • Engenering Feats WH

    Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
  • Lord Kelvin E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Proclaims Earth is rough100 million years old, assuming earth has cooled steadily since its formation. He Later broadens his estimate to 120 to 500 million years. This estimate darwin because he knows that this is not not enough time for all of the earths species to have evolved.
  • American Expantion

    US annexs California
  • N.Y.C. Printing Press WH

    New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
  • Wallace E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Wallace recognizes the ideas of Natural selection and the compitition causes Darwin to publish his book and scetches.
  • Origin of Species E

    Most influential document on evolution, wealth of information and support of evolution. Darwin stresses thast his work does not deny God. Darwin came up with the theory of natural and artificial selection.
  • Mandel E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Monk discovers (genes) how traits are passed to the offerspring. He made many of his discoverys on genes from flowers and peas by looking at characteristics passed dow from the parents. Such as color shape size.
  • Decent of Man E

    Darwins New book stressed sezual selection which stated that species must not only be able to survive but also be attractive and get attracted to the oposite sex.
  • Hoarse Fossils E

    INFLUENCED DARWIN: Huxley and Marsh work on ancient hoarse bones with 4 toes. Predicted that older species of hoarses had five toes then they found a hoarse fossil with five toes. This Supported the The Theory of Evolution.
  • Filming History WH

    Could have helped Darwin: British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector.
  • Radioactivity E

    The discovery of radioactivity, by Becquerel, led scientist to be able to calculate earths age. They estimated that the earth was about 4.3 billion years old and it helped the theory of evolution beause it showed that the species had the time to evolve from their fossil form to their present form.
  • Legislature WH

    In France, the law separating church and state is passed.
  • NeoDarwinism E

    Could have helped Darwin: combined new facts with Darwins old ones and became the base of biology (teremd) "evolutionary synthesis". This lead to a better understanding of mutations than darwinism.
  • DDT E

    Could have helped Darwin: Insecticide that kills all insects that where not DDT resistant. Only the DDT resistant insects survived and they repopulated the insect species.This event supported evolution and survival of the fittest.
  • DNA E

    Could have helped Darwin: Discover of the double helix structure of DNA unlocks details on what genes are and how they work. Created a boom of disscoverys and resurch in evolutionary science.
  • World Best Win WH

    Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • Humans and Apes E

    Could have helped Darwin: Genetic science enabled resurchers to find similarities in human and apes DNA. Vincent Sarich and Allen Willson find that African apes have more genetic similarities in DNA to humans than to orangutangs. Estimated 98% similarity between humans and apes.
  • DNA codes E

    Could have helped Darwin: Scientist became able to quickly and more cheeply analyze DNA sequences. Led to an extream increase in evolutionary science and how organisms have evolved over time.
  • Evolution of Human Brain E

    Three Geniuses are born.......
    Kyle Bird
    Aaron Jones
    Marlowe Hansen
  • Human Genome E

    Could have helped Darwin: With first draft scientist discover just how closely related humans are to all creatures even life forms like fruits. Genomics gives new tools new tools to study organisms evolution