Evolutionary Theory Timeline

Timeline created by ltswim
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    Linnaeus

    swedish physician and botanist
    father of taxonomy
    developed hierarchical classifications scheme and binomial nomenclative
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    Hutton

    scottish geologist
    alternative to catastophism.
    proposed the earth was millions of years old.
    started gradualism (slow changes)
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    Lamarck

    Invertebrate curator
    proposed change in species over time.
    acquired in an organism's lifetime and passed on to offspring.
    laws of use and disuse
    inheritance of acquired characteristics
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    Malthus

    english demographer
    "struggle for existance"
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    Cuvier

    french anatomist
    developed paleontology
    deeper strata
    catastrophism
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    Lyell

    scottish geologist
    proposed uniformitarianism
    proposed earth was millions of years old.
    wrote "Principles of Geology"
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    Darwin

    english gentleman.
    conceived natural selection as the principle mechanism of adaptive evolution
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    Wallace

    english biologist
    concieved of natural selectoin as the principle of adaptive evolution.
    "common ancestor"
    Origin of Species (1859)