James Hutton

James Hutton

was a Scottish geologist, physician, naturalist, chemist and experimental farmer. He is considered the father of modern geology.[
There is no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What more can we require? Nothing but time.More James Hutton quotes [09/02/2011 11:09:58]
Error, never can be consistent, nor can truth fail of having support from the accurate examination of every circumstance.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man is made for science; he reasons from effects to causes, and from causes to effects; but he does not always reason without error. In reasoning, therefore, from appearances which are particular, care must be taken how we generalize; we should be cautious not to attribute to nature, laws which may perhaps be only of our own invention.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A rock or stone is not a subject that, of itself, may interest a philosopher to study; but, when he comes to see the necessity of those hard bodies, in the constitution of this earth, or for the permanency of the land on which we dwell, and when he finds that there are means wisely provided for the renovation of this necessary decaying part, as well as that of every other, he then, with pleasure, contemplates this manifestation of design, and thus connects the mineral system of this earth with that by which the heavenlMore James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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