Monday, November 14, 2005

Happy Birthday Sir Charles Lyell

November 14, 1797 - February 22, 1875

"Lyell rebelled against the prevailing theories of geology of the time. He thought the theories were biased, based on the interpretation of Genesis. He thought it would be more practical to exclude sudden geological catastrophes to vouch for fossil remains of extinct species and believed it was necessary to create a vast time scale for Earth's history. This concept was called Uniformitarianism.

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