Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
It was a profound saying of Wilhelm Humboldt, that 'Man is man only by means of speech, but in order to invent speech he must be already man.'More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [08/04/2011 05:08:16]
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]
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]
The earth's becoming at a particular period the residence of human beings, was an era in the moral, not in the physical world, that our study and contemplation of the earth, and the laws which govern its animate productions, ought no more to be considered in the light of a disturbance or deviation from the system, than the discovery of the satellites of Jupiter should be regarded as a physical event in the history of those heavenly bodies, however influential they may have become from that time in advancing the progresMore Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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