APY107 - Evolutionary History

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HISTORY OF HISTORY OF EVOLUTIONARY EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT THOUGHT
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Human Origins Creation  myths vs.   Scientific  theories
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James Ussher- 1650                              Archbishop Of  Armagh 9:00 A.M.   October 23 rd , 4004 BC 
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In 1616 the Italian  philosopher,Vinini,  proposed that man was  descended from apes. And was burned at the  stake.
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Karl von Linnaeus    1758 Establishes the  classification of  animal and plant  species. Classified in the  primate order-  humans  become  Homo sapiens.  Linnaeus believed he  was unveiling God’s  design of an unchanging  natural order.
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George  Cuvier  Catastrophism The earth’s  geological  landscape is the  result of violent  cataclysmic events  and that with each  destruction,  existing faunas  are destroyed and  replaced by new 
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Charles Lyell   Uniformatarianism 1830,  Principles of Geology   The theory that the earth’s  features are the result of  long-term processes that  continue to operate in the  present as they did in the  past.
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Progressive  Evolution The Great Chain Of  Being Scala  Naturae I
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