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A Brief History of Evolutionary Thought

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  1. A Brief History of Evolutionary Thought Slides to Accompany Lecture

  2. Ancient Greek philosopher Anaxiamander (611-547 B.C.) and the Roman philosopher Lucretius (99-55 B.C.) conceived of the idea that all living things were related and that they had changed over time. Lucretius

  3. Aristotle’sGreat Chain of Being (ScalaNaturae)

  4. Creation as Calculated from The Bible Bishop James Ussher (as painted between1640-1656) Bishop John Lightfoot (b. 1601- d. 1675)

  5. Early Scientific Challenges to Theological Views Galileo Galilei & Challenges to church authority (1564-1642) John Ray & Species

  6. Systematic Classification Carolus Linnaeus Systema Naturae 1758

  7. THE LINNEAN HIERARCHY FOR HUMANS Phylum Chordata                 Class Mammalia Order Primates Family Hominidae Genus Homo Species Homo sapiens

  8. Early Ideas about Evolution Speices changes through time in response to environment Catastrophism Heritable characteristics Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) 1707-1788 Baron Cuvier 1769-1832 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck 1744-1829 Environment, but other mechanisms too Erasmus Darwin 1731-1802

  9. Understanding the Depth of Time James Hutton 1726-1797 Charles Lyell 1797 - 1875

  10. Understanding Populations Thomas Malthus 1766-1834

  11. Charles Darwin & Alfred Wallace How did they arrive at the same conclusions?

  12. Darwin and Wallace Volumes