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]
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]
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]
It is probable that a greater number of monuments of the skill and industry of man will, in the course of the ages, be collected together in the bed of the ocean than will exist at any other time on the surface of the continents.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never was there a dogma more calculated to foster indolence, and to blunt the keen edge of curiosity, than the assumption of the discordance between the former and the existing causes of change.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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