Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
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]
Man, whose organization is regarded as the highest, departs from the vertebrate archetype; and it is because the study of anatomy is usually commenced from, and often confined to, his structure, that a knowledge of the archetype has been so long hidden from anatomists.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Amidst the vicissitudes of the earth's surface, species cannot be immortal, but must perish, one after another, like the individuals which compose them. There is no possibility of escaping from this conclusion.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It must have appeared almost as improbable to the earlier geologists, that the laws of earthquakes should one day throw light on the origin of mountains, as it must to the first astronomers, that the fall of an apple should assist in explaining the motions of the moon.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]

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