Timeline Of Evolutionary Theory

  • Carl Linnaeus published systema naturae

  • Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published Philosophie zoologique

    The first of a series of books on invertebrate zoology and paleontology.
  • Cuvier and Geoffroy engaged in a famous public debate over their different philosophies in 1830

  • Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

    Darwin made two points in his book. 1. Todays organisms descended form ancestral species and 2. Natural selection provided a mechanism for evolutionary change in populations
  • Wegeners first edition of The Origin of Continents and Oceans was published

    A book based of Alfred Wegeners theory of 'continental drift'.