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Timeline of the Theory of Evolution
7 Dec 2017
Aristotle, a greek philosopher classified organisms in a scale where organisms are ranked in their ability to move and sense.
A Swedish naturalist laid down the binomial system of nomenclature
Gorges Cuvier French Naturalist and zoologist proposed catastrophism and the reason for rapid changes in species
James Hutton Scottish geologist, physician, and naturalist Proposed the theory of gradualism, profound change is the product of a slow but continuous process
Charles Lyell British Lawyer and geologist Proposed the theory of uniformitarianism
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck French naturalist, explains the concept of Use and Disuse traits that are "used" are passed down, traits that are not adaptive are "disused"
Charles Darwin English naturalist and geologist Proposed Evolution, Common descent, natural selection Species multiply , Gradualism
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