Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
In several sections, both natural in the banks of the Mississippi and its numerous arms, and where artificial canals had been cut, I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached, buried in strata at different heights, one over the other.More Charles Lyell quotes [08/04/2011 05:08:47]
Probably there was a beginning-it is a metaphysical question, worthy a theologian-species have begun and ended-but the analogy is faint and distant.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Geology is the science which investigates the successive changes that have taken place in the organic and inorganic kingdoms of nature; it enquires into the causes of these changes, and the influence which they have exerted in modifying the surface and external structure of our planet.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I long ago suggested the hypothesis, that in the basin of the Thames there are indications of a meeting in the Pleistocene period of a northern and southern fauna.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So far from having a materialistic tendency, the supposed introduction into the earth at successive geological periods of life,-sensation,-instinct,-the intelligence of the higher mammalia bordering on reason,-and lastly the improvable reason of Man himself, presents us with a picture of the ever-increasing dominion of mind over matter.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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