Time Line Revolution Evolution

  • Bishop Ussher

    Bishop Ussher
    Ussher with clues of the Biblical passages he can calculate the number of generations, since the first human´s exist in the wolrd. Archbishop James Ussher calculates that the creation of Heaven and Earth took place in 4004 B.C.
  • Spontaneous Generation

    Spontaneous Generation
    Jesuit-trained physician Francesco Redi, shows why fly maggots often crop up in putrefied meat. They are not the result of "spontaneous generation," but rather born from eggs.
  • Linnaeus´s

    He attempts to classify all life on Earth. He published Sytem Naturae as his first edition. His system divides life into kingdoms, classes, orders, genera, and species. Charles Darwin will be majorly influenced, as well as other naturalists. It also is an act of religious devotion.
  • Comte de Bufon

    Comte de Bufon
    Bufon’s had propses ideas, were that humans and apes descended from the same ancestor. And also that all things in life had descended from a single ancestor. His heretical ideas are later recanted under pressure. In his Natural History, he makes a speculation that raises eyebrows and he writes that living creatures evolve according to natural laws.
  • Natural theology

    Natural theology
    Natural Theology holds that not only God's existence but also his attributes are manifest in the intricate forms of nature. William Paley singles the eye as an organ of such complexity that, like a pocket watch, it must have been designed by a very intelligent person.
  • Lamarck

    What Lamarck proposes in that over time things get more complex in, while they evolve over time. He believes that acquired traits are passed on to the future generations, because of use or disuse; which helps them adapt to their environment.
  • Cuvier

    In the early 19th century canals and mines, unearths fossils of bizarre and extinct creatures. Cuvier rails against the notion that past life evolve unto present forms.He argues that modern creatures are far too complex to have evolved naturally. Many catastrophes had happened like great flood and earthquakes. Great flood and earthquakes wiped our some life in the distant past.
  • Lyell

    He describes immense age of Earth, naturalists of the early 19th century think that history of Earth spans vast ages. He further helps with ideas by arguing that slow-moving, gradual processes explain Earth`s geology.
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    Beagle Voyage

    When Charles Darwin go to the tropical forests, like Andean peaks, and the Galapagos Islands it will be his most important experience in his life as a scientist. He get commited to a life discovering nature´s laws.
  • Neanderthal

    The unearthing of a fossil skull in Germany`s Neander Valley fuels a debate over whether all humans are the direct descendants of Adam and Eve. The skull looks much alike. Some wonder wether Neanderthal Man might have been the result of a separate act of Creation.
  • Wallace

    He is young explorer, he writes Darwin from Malaysia seeking the older naturalist`s advice. There was a theory that how the species evolve, Wallace has been researching the topic for 20 years.
  • Origin of Species

    Origin of Species
    On the Origin of Species spurs, while the first work on evolution, Darwin´f book is the most influential. It offers a wealth of evidence and proposes a coherent theory for evolution.
  • Ape debate

    Ape debate
    It´s not address human evolution, critics correctly assume that Darwin thinks humans are no exception.
  • Evolution Accepted

    Evolution Accepted
    Some of the prominent scientists continue to reject the idea of evolution, but only a few years after “On the Origin of Species” is publishes, evolution is mainstream science.
  • Decedent of man

    Decedent of man
    Darwin takes on human evolution, he explores The Descent of Man. His new book also stresses the importance of Sexual selection in driving the evolution of life.
  • Horse Fossils

    Horse Fossils
    Horse fossil reveal a story of evolution. Thomas Huxley journey to the U.S to give public lectures. Hucley and Marsh piece together the story of the evolution of the modern horse from a four-toes ancestor. They predict that a more ancient, five-toed animal existed, and month later, fossils of such animals.
  • Darwin´s burial

    Darwin´s burial
    Darwin`s body is laid to rest in a place of honor, near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton.
  • Radioactivity

    Radioactivity points to a ancient Earth. The discovery of radioactivity by physicist Antonie Henri Becquerel leads to stunning calculations of Earth`s age. With understanding radioactive , rock dating techniques show that Earth is more than 4.5 billion years old.
  • Pilldown man

    Pilldown man
    Critics and proponents of evolution eagerly await the discover of a “missing link” between humans and other primates, the fossil skull called Piltdown Man seems to be this links. In the 1920s a model of the skill is even brought to the Scopes trial.
  • Man like ape

    Man like ape
    Raymond Dart say that a prehistoric man like ape has been found in a limestone quarry at Taungs, South Africa. Raymond Dart´s analysis will be questioned by paleontologists who see the fossils as evidence that early human ancestors were scavengers rather than hunters.
  • Textbook

    Publishers remove references to evolution from biology textbooks. The teaching of evolution is curbed around the country.
  • Tennessee bill

    Tennessee bill
    Some 35 new anti evolution bills are proposed in 20 states and three states pass laws. Almost all of the South and some of the West are affected by some form of restriction on teaching evolution.
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    Anti-evolution bills

    Spurred by William Jennings Bryan and a growing grassroots movement, six Southern and border states consider anti-evolution proposals, two measures pass.
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    First anti evolution bill

    Overwhelming majority, the Tennessee Legislature passes a bill that makes it a misdemeanor for public school teacher “ to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as thought in the Bible.
  • Neo Darwinism

    Neo Darwinism
    At early 1940w, the science of genetics has has offered profound new insights into evolution.
  • Evolution Shunned

    Evolution Shunned
    It´s concerned by commercial and many anti-evolutionist rulings and regulations in place, the teaching of evolution hits a low point.
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    Supreme court

    Supreme court bans religion in public schools. The constitutional limit on the establishment of religion was interpreted to mean only that government should not give explicit preference to any denomination.
  • Pope pios XII

    Pope pios XII
    Pope considers evolution as a serious hypothesis worthy of in depth study.
  • Origins of life

    Origins of life
    With electricity currents to act as lightning and a soup of inorganic chemicals to simulate the conditions of ancient Earth, a young graduate student named Stanley Miller produces amino acids-- key chemical building blocks of life.
  • DNA

    Science has known for decades that genes determine the traits of living things and that they are passes down through generation but it takes the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA to unlock the detail of what genes are and how they work.
  • Human and Apes

    Human and Apes
    Human and apes genetics have so many similarities in DNA. In 1971, Mary-Claire King and Allen Wilson estimate that humans and chimps share more than 98 percent of their genes.
  • Supreme Court on Evolution

    Supreme Court on Evolution
    In the wake of the Sputnik-era push for better science education, lawsuits begin challenging anti-evolutionist legislation in the South.
  • DNA codes

    DNA codes
    DNA codes offer new evidence of evolution, the genetic blueprint for living things, is like a text made up of chemical letters.
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    Textbook disclaimer

    The school in Tangipahoa Parish say that is a requirement that when ever evolution is taught, students have to be informed All biology texts must note that evolution is "controversial" and "a theory, not a fact."
  • Pop John Paul II

    Pop John Paul II
    A papal letter proclaims that there´s no conflict between evolutionary science and the world largest Christian faith.
  • Science Standards

    Science Standards
    Science Standards is called reprehensible. The Fordham Foundation laments that 19 U.S. states do "a weak-to-reprehensible job of handling evolution in their science standards."
  • Human Genome

    Human Genome
    Human Genome reveals human evolution, scientists see more than ever before how intimately related the human species is to other life on Earth. 98 percent of human genes with chimpanzees are in common.