Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
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]
When on my return to England I showed the cast of the cranium to Professor Huxley, he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I long ago suggested the hypothesis, that in the basin of the Thames there are indications of a meeting in the Pleistocene period of a northern and southern fauna.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]
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]

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