Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.More Charles Lyell quotes [08/04/2011 05:08:44]
Such discoveries have led me, and other geologists, to reconsider the evidence previously derived from caves brought forward in proof of the high antiquity of Man.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I may conclude this chapter by quoting a saying of Professor Agassiz, that whenever a new and startling fact is brought to light in science, people first say, 'it is not true,' then that 'it is contrary to religion,' and lastly, 'that everybody knew it before.'More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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