Creationism In The Mid-1800s

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Considering that creationism had been ingrained into virtually every facet of English culture and society for the last one thousand years going back all the way into the dark ages of Europe, it wasn 't easy for naturalist theories to prevail. The Renaissance during the 1400 's and 1500 's certainly threw a wrench into the status-quo but it wasn 't until the Darwinian Evolution during the mid-1800s that these evolutionary beliefs became widely accepted. Early scientists and thinkers like Georges Cuvier, Comte De Buffon, and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck built the foundation of evolutionary principles that Charles Darwin would later capitalize on in his research. After the publication of his famous book On the Origin of Species, a backlash, especially
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