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 Evolution timeline infographic
Graphic shows key stages in the concept of evolution from Ancient Greek philosophy to the discovery of DNA and beyond.


Evolution timeline

By Jordi Bou

February 12, 2009 - 200th anniversary of the birth of British naturalist Charles Darwin, who formulated the theory of evolution as a result of observations made on a five-year surveying expedition on board the ship HMS Beagle. The book in which he outlined his ideas on natural selection, On the Origin of Species, was published 150 years ago in November 1859.

PUBLISHED: 04/02/2009; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Associated Press, The Art Archive