James Hutton

James Hutton

was a Scottish geologist, physician, naturalist, chemist and experimental farmer. He is considered the father of modern geology.[
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]
We are not to suppose, that there is any violent exertion of power, such as is required in order to produce a great event in little time; in nature, we find no deficiency in respect of time, nor any limitation with regard to power. But time is not made to flow in vain; nor does there ever appear the exertion of superfluous power, or the manifestation of design, not calculated in wisdom to effect some general end.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A soil adapted to the growth of plants, is necessarily prepared and carefully preserved; and, in the necessary waste of land which is inhabited, the foundation is laid for future continents, in order to support the system of the living world.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In matters of science, curiosity gratified begets not indolence, but new desires.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As there is not in human observation proper means for measuring the waste of land upon the globe, it is hence inferred, that we cannot estimate the duration of what we see at present, nor calculate the period at which it had begun; so that, with respect to human observation, this world has neither a beginning nor an end.More James Hutton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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