History of Evolution

History of Evolution

History of Evolution

Evolution, in the broadest sense, is a process that results in heritable changes in a population spread over many generations[1]. The Latin word “evolutio” initially meant “unrolling the scroll“. In its metaphorical sense, it suggests the idea that studying evolution is like unraveling a recitation of a story. The story is already written, and all that required is to read that message[2].  In this page, we will explore the complete history of evolution and interesting events in different centuries occurred in the study of evolution.

charles robert darwin
charles robert darwin

Charles Darwin is considered by many as the “Father of Evolutionary Thought“. However, this credit shouldn’t be on Darwin alone since he was guided by works of different scientists prior to him. Darwin himself had no knowledge about heredity hence his theory of natural selection is only limited to his observations during that time[1].

History of Evolution

Evolution History - A Timeline

References

  • [1] – Moran, L. What is Evolution. 1993. Link
  • [2] – Lindsay, D. Defining Evolution. 1998. Link (accessed July 22, 2016).
  • [3] – Definition of Theology. 2016. Link (accessed July 22, 2016).
  • [4] – Farabee, M. Development of the Evolutionary Theory. 2001. Link (accessed July 22, 2016).
  • [5] – Smith, D. Uniformitarianism: Charles Lyell. 2016. Link (accessed July 22, 2016).
Cite this article as: "History of Evolution," in Bio Explorer, September 25, 2016, https://www.bioexplorer.net/history_of_biology/evolution/.
History of Evolution
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