Evolution Unshrouded Part 1: Background on Evolutionary Thought


XJF347996 The Great Chain of Being from ‘Retorica Christiana’ by Didacus Valades, printed in 1579 (woodcut) (b/w photo) by Italian School, (16th century); Private Collection; (add. info.: Also called the scala naturae; shows the Christian idea of the structure of the universe with the lowliest creatures at the bottom all the way up to God at the top; Didacus Valades (1533-c.1582) also called Diego, a Spanish Franciscan missionary and humanist); Italian, out of copyright

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