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. 

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

Cool! Really interesting!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

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Dana said...

Interesting.

Adam said...

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.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Credit where credit is due!

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Sharon said...

His hair is funny haha

stephen Hayes said...

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

Marie a la Mode said...

Cool fact!

Caro * said...

Very interessant, I don't know it :)

Kay said...

Imagine their bravery in coming forth with their revolutionary ideas.

Teddi said...

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.