Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: Evolution Before Darwin

While Charles Darwin is known for his theory of evolution, he was not the first person to discover evolution's basic principles. French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck developed the first coherent theory of evolution as early as 1800. 

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  1. Interesting how often someone is recognised for developing the work of others.

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    1. well you also have to remember Darwin's biggest point in Evolution was "natural selection" where creatures with mutations that were advantages would be more likely to survive and pass those traits on to future generations.

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  2. What animal did he say we evolved from? I'm partial to camels.

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  3. I had no idea that Darwin wasn't the first. Interesting.

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  5. I haven´t heard about his theories before. It is great to know it. Kisses:)

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  6. I'm not familiar with Lamarck. Thanks for bringing him to my attention.

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  7. Very interessant, I don't know it :)

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  8. Imagine their bravery in coming forth with their revolutionary ideas.

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  9. i was watching a show that was talking about how the recent human skulls they discovered were further evidence that the earth was older than some people believe it is.

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