Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
There is no foundation in geological facts, for the popular theory of the successive development of the animal and vegetable world, from the simplest to the most perfect forms.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I may conclude this chapter by quoting a saying of Professor Agassiz, that whenever a new and startling fact is brought to light in science, people first say, 'it is not true,' then that 'it is contrary to religion,' and lastly, 'that everybody knew it before.'More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]

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