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The idea of transformation began centuries ago with the ideas of alchemy. The transformation of species from one form to another was the idea of how lead turned into gold. After the development of modern chemistry, the idea of transformationism began to take on new form.
17th century alchemy slowly became 18th century transformationism. Jean Baptiste Lamarck was a French alchemist and transformationist in the 18th century. At the same time, Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin, was an Englishman who worked on his own ideas of transformationism writing books such as Zoonomia (the laws of animal life) and the Origin of Society (later called the Temple of Nature). Both Lamarck and Darwin believed in the transformation of biological species.
Later in the 19th century, the ideas of 18th century transformationism became the idea of evolution. Charles Darwin published his Origin of the Species in 1859 following the ideas that he learned from the works of his grandfather (Erasmus) and Lamarck (from his teacher Robert Edmund Grant, who also read Zoonomia). The ideas of alchemy and transformationism were never left behind even after chemistry replaced alchemy.
In the 19th century, the idea of species transformation continued with the notion that protoplasm (first thing formed) or protein (first substance) existed in the species of amoeba and man as the substance that would be transformed. As these two species have the same substance in different forms, evolution taught how the transformation of species would change an amoeba into a man. Evolution is nothing more than biological alchemy.
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