James Hutton

James Hutton

was a Scottish geologist, physician, naturalist, chemist and experimental farmer. He is considered the father of modern geology.[
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]
With such wisdom has nature ordered things in the economy of this world, that the destruction of one continent is not brought about without the renovation of the earth in the production of another.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To a naturalist nothing is indifferent; the humble moss that creeps upon the stone is equally interesting as the lofty pine which so beautifully adorns the valley or the mountain: but to a naturalist who is reading in the face of the rocks the annals of a former world, the mossy covering which obstructs his view, and renders indistinguishable the different species of stone, is no less than a serious subject of regret.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]
What more can we require? Nothing but time.More James Hutton quotes [09/02/2011 11:09:58]

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