Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
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]
[My Book] will endeavour to establish the principle[s] of reasoning in ... [geology]; and all my geology will come in as illustration of my views of those principles, and as evidence strengthening the system necessarily arising out of the admission of such principles, which... are neither more nor less than that no causes whatever have from the earliest time to which we can look back, to the present, ever acted, but those now acting; and that they never acted with different degrees of energy from that which they now exMore Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hitherto, no rival hypothesis has been proposed as a substitute for the doctrine of transmutation; for 'independent creation,' as it is often termed, or the direct intervention of the Supreme Cause, must simply be considered as an avowal that we deem the question to lie beyond the domain of science.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]
Geology differs as widely from cosmogony, as speculations concerning the creation of man differ from history.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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