España: evolutionism & religion, Century XIX

Puche Riart, Octavio ORCID:, Ayarzagüena Sanz, Mariano and Mazadiego Martínez, Luis Felipe ORCID: (2007). España: evolutionism & religion, Century XIX. In: "INHIGEO meeting 2007", 28 Julio-5 Agosto 2007, Eichstätt, Germany .


Title: España: evolutionism & religion, Century XIX
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: INHIGEO meeting 2007
Event Dates: 28 Julio-5 Agosto 2007
Event Location: Eichstätt, Germany
Title of Book: INHIGEO-meeting in Eichstätt, Germany (July 28th to August 5th, 2007)
Date: 2007
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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From the Englightenment to the middle of the 19th century, geological time and the antiquity of human beings received ever growing attention. This was caused by a series of events, such as: *the beginnings of experimentation in Geology (Buffon, 1778) *the development of the transformism (Lamarck, 1809) *the recognition and description of extinct animals (Cuvier, 1812) *as well as the studies made in alluvial deposits, caves and gravel beds, with brought to light artefacts, human rest and bone of extinguished animals (from John Frere, 1797, to Albert Gaudry, 1859). The development towards evolutionism (Darwin, 1859) came gradually. In Spain, all these currents found their echo: Spain, e.g. was the third country where the Palaeolithic remains were discovered (Verneuil and Lartet, 1863). Also the Darwin ideas were introduced forcefully, right from the beginning. But the change in worldview, which was prerequisite to these ideas, lead to polemic controversies in the political and religious realm. The most significant evidence was the official prohibition of the teaching Darwinism in public educational centres (1875). At theological level, thanks to the advance of the geologic knowledge, went leaving the literal interpretations of Biblical texts was eventually discontinued and replaced by more liberal interpretation. In some case, the process was difficult because some political, religious and scientific authors and researchers didn’t understand the new scientific ideas.

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