Theories of Evolution

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Theories of Evolution
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What does the theory of evolution state?
All species of living things that exist today, and many more that are now extinct, have evolved from simple life-forms which first developed more than 3 billion years ago
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Until which century, did most people believe that the world was created by God rather than science?
The 18th century
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What was happening in the 18th century causing some people to doubt religion?
People travelled more, discovered new lands, animals and plants. They were building up evidence that Earth had changed dramatically during its history
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What are the names of 2 famous scientists who tackled the theory of evolution?
Lamarck and Charles Darwin
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What was the name of Lamarck's theory?
Inheritance of acquired characteristics (1744 - 1829)
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What contribution did Charles Lyell make to evolution?
He was a geologist who realised the Earth was very old. He pointed out that rock of different ages contained fossils.
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Who did Charles Lyell therefore have a great influence on?
Charles Darwin
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What was the name of Charles Darwin's theory?
Evolution by natural selection (1809 - 1882)
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What contribution did Arthur Holmes make to evolution and when was this?
In the 1890s, he used radioactivity to date rocks. He established the age of the Earth at 4.6 billion years old, which was plenty of time for evolution to occur
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