The chronicle of this great change can be broken into five periods; ran from AD 1600-1700.In this period a number of comprehensive cosmogonies were proposed. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved."Either you do the work or you get the credit" Yakov Zel'dovich - Russian Astrophysicist Fortunately it is not always true.By the time Ignatius died in 1566…his order had increased from 60 to more than 1000 members.If, in the year AD 1600, you had asked an educated European how old the planet Earth was and to recount its history he would have said that it was about 6000 years old and that its ancient history was given by the biblical account in Genesis.
For many years the telegraph, and later the telephone, industries were the only consumers of batteries in modest volumes and it wasn't until the twentieth century that new applications created the demand that made the battery a commodity item. The use of bronze for tools and weapons gradually spread to the rest of the World until it was eventually superceded by the much harder iron.4,540,000,000 (4.54 billion) years ago Formation of planet Earth - Usher's date was ).Archeozoic: end of Azoic to 2,500,000,000 years ago: The era of the earliest living beings on earth.If you asked the same question of an educated European in AD 1900 you would have received a quite different answer.He would have answered that the Earth was ancient, that there had not been a Noachian flood, and that the species of life had not been fixed over the history of Earth.