History of Evolution

  • Bishop Ussher

    Bishop Ussher
    Bishop James Ussher is almost exclusively known as “the man who fixed the time of Creation. Having established the first day of creation as Sunday 23 October 4004 BC
  • Spontaneous Generation

    Spontaneous Generation
    The Spontaneous Generation appeared is an obsolete body of thought on the ordinary formation of living organisms without descent from similar organisms. The doctrine of spontaneous generation was coherently synthesized by Aristotle.
  • Linneaus

    Linneaus
    Attemps to clasify life on Earth. This system divides life into kingdoms, classes, orders, genera, and species. Unlike to Darwin´s Tree Of Life. Each species is a distinct archetype and reflection of God´s intent.
  • Comte de Buffon

    Comte de Buffon
    Comte de Buffon says that living creatures envolve according to natural laws. His ideas were later under preassure.
  • Natural theology

    Natural theology
    The natural Theology holds not only God´s existance, also his attributes. Charles Darwin studied the Natural Theology ideas. It is based on scripture and religious experiences of various kinds.
  • Lamarck

    Lamarck
    Lamarck stressed two main themes in his biological work. The first was that the environment gives rise to changes in animals. He cited examples of blindness in moles, the presence of teeth in mammals and the absence of teeth in birds as evidence of this principle. The second principle was that life was structured in an orderly manner and that many different parts of all bodies make it possible for the organic movements of animals.
  • Cuvier

    Cuvier
    Cuvier explains the fosils of extinct creatures. He says that disasters such as earthquakes, wiped out some of the life in the past. He argues that creatures today are a lot more complex than the past ones.
  • Lyell

    Lyell
    Charles Lyell helps the idea that naturalists think that history of Earh and life on it spans vast ages.James Hutton was his mentor and the one who wrote that Earth´s history has no vestige of beginning. No prospect of an end. Lyell became a mentor ti Darwin also.
  • Beagle Voyage

    Beagle Voyage
    Five years later that Darwin began his voyage, he was a different man. He is committed to a life science, and the collections he returns with (fossils from Sauth America) became the basis of his building ideas about evoluion.
  • Neanderthal

    Neanderthal
    The unearthing of a fossil skull in germany looks much like a human, but is disinctly different. some Neanderthal fossils will fuel the debate over human evolution.
  • Wallace

    Wallace
    Wallac, writes Darwin from Malaysia, seeking the older naturalist´s advice. He has a theory, about how species evolve. He has struck the theory that Darwin has been researching for 20 years
  • Origin of Species

    Origin of Species
    Darwin´s book is the most influential, offering evidence and proposes a coherent theory for evolution. While domesticc animals evolve through Artificial selection, species in the wild evolve by Natural selection.
  • Ape debate

    Ape debate
    Darwin thinks humans are no exception to the otigin of species. At a meeting critics attack Darwin theory for bestilizing humankind. Thomas Henry tried to relly to the defence.
  • Evolution Accepted

    Evolution Accepted
    Scientists continue to reject the idea of evolution, a few years later on the origin if species was bublished. Magazines eaven religious `publications promote evolution. Darwin´s theory of evolution continued to be doubted
  • Decedent of man

    Decedent of man
    Darwin now take on human evolution. And he also wrote a new book also stress the importance of "sexual selection". To pass along traits to future generations, each individual must be also irresistible to the opposite sex.
  • Horse Fossils

    Horse Fossils
    Thomas Huxley looking for a dramatic example to capture the publics imagination, visited the fossil hounter- Marsh at Yale. He discovered stunning fossils of horses. They predict that a more ancient, five-toed animal likely existed, later more fossils where discovered.
  • Darwin´s burial

    Darwin´s burial
    As Darwin is dead, his body is laid to rest in a place of honor, near the grave of Sir. Issac Newton. The Anglican Crunch has accepted evolution, and many people reconcile Darwin´s vew of life on Earth with their religious faiths.
  • Radioactivity

    Radioactivity
    New rock-dating techniques show that Earth is more than 2.3 billion years old. Had lord Kelvin about radioactivity 50 years earlier, he might have calculated an older age of earth and separated Darwin from what he called "one of my sorest troubles."
  • Pilldown man Origin of Species man like ape

    Pilldown man Origin of Species man like ape
    The fossil skull called Piltdown Man seems to be this link. The find at first bolsters the argument for human evolution. In 1920a model of the skull was brought to the Scopes trail by defense.
  • Anti-evolution bills

    Anti-evolution bills
    Spurred by William Jennings, and a growing grassroots movement, six Southern and border states consider anti evolution porposes. In Oklahoma, a ban is placed on public school textbooks that teach Materialist Conception of History.
  • first anti evolution bill

    first anti evolution bill
    Spurred by William Jennings, and a growing grassroots movement, six Southern and border states consider anti evolution porposes. In Oklahoma, a ban is placed on public school textbooks that teach Materialist Conception of History.
  • textbook censored

    textbook censored
    Fearing loss of sales in the South and West, publishers remove references to evolution from textbooks The teaching of evolution is curbed around the country.
  • Tennessee bill

    Tennessee bill
    The Tennessee legislature passes a bill that makes it a misdemeanor for public school teacher. Bakers of the bill argue that taxpayers have a right to control their children education.
  • Neo Darwinism

    Neo Darwinism
    The science of genetics has offered profound new inights into evolution. Scientists understand that genetic mutations can cause changes in the traits of organisms, and that the changes are spread throughout the population by the mechanism Darwin called Natural Selection.
  • Evolution Shunned

    Evolution Shunned
    With textbooks effectively censored by commercials concerns and many anti-evolutionist rulings and regulations, the teaching of evolution hits aa low point. A scientst later estimated that less than half of all high school science in 1940 thought of evolution.
  • Supreme court

    Supreme court
    The constitutioal limit on the establishment of religion was interpreted to mean only that government should not give preference to any denomination. Asubsequent case in 1948, bans religious intruction in public schools.
  • Pope pius XII

    Pope pius XII
    In his paper on human origins, Pope considers evolution a serious hypothesis worthy of in-depth study. He leads catholics to accept human evolution.
  • origins of life

    origins of life
    With electric currents to act as lightningand a soup of inorganic chemicals to simulate the conditions of Earth, a graduate student-Stanley Miller produces amino acids.
  • DNA

    DNA
    Scientists had known that genes determine the traits of living organisms and that aer pased through generations. But it took the discovery of the double-helix stucture of DNA to know the details of what genes are.
  • Human and Apes

    Human and Apes
    Science allow researchers to see striking similarities in the DNA blueprints for humans and apes. Vincent Sarich and Allen Wilson found evidence that humand are more closely related to apes. Wilson estimated that more than 98% are of apes genes.
  • Supreme court of evolution

    Supreme court of evolution
    Lawsuits begin to challenging anti-evolutinst legislation in the south. The case eventually reaches the Supreme Court, which rules the arkansas law unconstitutional. This effectively puts an end to laws barring the teaching of evolution.
  • DNA codes

    DNA codes
    The genetic blueprint for living organisms, is a text made up for chemical letters. Reading the sequence of DNA codes was a painstanking process. New technology now makes it easy and inexpensive.
  • Textbook disclaimer

    Textbook disclaimer
    Students must be informed that the material is not intended to influence of dissuade the biblical version of creation. The intent of a textbook disclaimer adopted by the Alabama Board education.
  • Pop John Paul II

    Pop John Paul II
    Pius XII opened the door for Pop John Paul II. He wrote that his theory has been progressively accepted by researchers, following a series of discoveries.
  • Science Standards

    Science Standards
    Astudy by Fordham Foundation laments that 19 U.S do a weak to reprehensible job of handling evolution. The study stresses that creationist vews have no place in the science classroom.
  • Human Genome

    Human Genome
    Scientists see more than ever before how inrimately related the human species is to other life on Earth. Humans not only share 98% of genes with apes, they eaven have genes in common with fruit flies and yeast.