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Scientific theory

1. Ask questions


2. Scientific hypothesis


3. Hypothesis is tested


4. Scientific theory

John Ray (Late 17th century)

•Early classification of plants and animals based on morphology


•Noted how living things adapted to their environment


•Concluded that this was God's design and NOT evolutionary change

Carl Linnaeus

•Developed the taxa orders, classes and kingdoms

George Cuvier

•French naturalist


•Developed science of palaeontology


•Discovered each layer of strata has a unique group of fossil species


•strata showed extinction


•CATASROPHISM: many natural disasters lead to mass extinctions

Charles Lyell

•Did not agree with catastrophism


•Uniformitarianism


•Geological processes were slow and operated at the same rates in the past as they do now

John Ray (Late 17th century)

•Early classification of plants and animals based on morphology


•Noted how living things adapted to their environment


•Concluded that this was God's design and NOT evolutionary change