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The Theory of Evolution Timeline

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The Theory of Evolution Timeline 1514 Nicolaus Copernicus: earth revolved around Sun; heliocentric vs earth-centered  model 1600s Galileo Galilei: heliocentricity and motion in universe 1650 Archbishop James Ussher: earth was created in 4004 BC from Genesis accounts Palaeontology 1660 - 65 Robert Hooke: tested the idea that fossils were remains of ancient life by studying  the microscopic structure of wood. Fossils   similarities to living things of today can be found, no context of age   idea: that a history was embedded in a fossil record for who knows how  long 1660 John Ray: established the category of species - separated animals and plants by  their ability to reproduce with one another and produce viable offspring. Groups of  species (genera; genus) are similar with regard to certain features. (categorization: recognizable bins of a particular specie)  Fixity of species and shallow time depth retained over centuries Taxonomy 1770s Carl von Linn é , aka Linnaeus: organised similarities and diff. of organisms into  classification system: kingdom, class, order, genus, species. Humans were added to this new categorisation scheme, placing  humans within Animal Kingdom.
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