Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
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]
It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea.More Charles Lyell quotes [08/04/2011 05:08:37]
Notwithstanding, therefore, that we have not witnessed of a large continent, yet, as we may predict the future occurrence of such catastrophes, we are authorized to regard them as part of the present order of Nature.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]

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