Charles Lyell

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Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations is naturally received with much hesitation.More Charles Lyell [08/04/2011 05:08:30]
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 [08/04/2011 05:08:47]
In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.More Charles Lyell [08/04/2011 05:08:16]
In valley drift we meet commonly with the bones of quadrupeds which graze on plains bordering rivers.More Charles Lyell [08/04/2011 05:08:30]
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 [08/04/2011 05:08:37]
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.More Charles Lyell [08/04/2011 05:08:44]
No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine; but no importance can be attached to this negative fact, as so little search has yet been made for them.More Charles Lyell [08/04/2011 05:08:50]
So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered.More Charles Lyell [08/04/2011 05:08:56]
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 [08/04/2011 05:08:02]
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.More Charles Lyell [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
'Time's noblest offspring is the last.' This line of Bishop Berkeley's expresses the real cause of the belief in progress in the animal creation.More Charles Lyell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The ordinary naturalist is not sufficiently aware that when dogmatizing on what species are, he is grappling with the whole question of the organic world & its connection with the time past & with Man; that it involves the question of Man & his relation to the brutes, of instinct, intelligence & reason, of Creation, transmutation & progressive improvement or development. Each set of geological questions & of ethnological & zool. & botan. are parts of the great problem which is always assuming a new aspect.More Charles Lyell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The question now at issue, whether the living species are connected with the extinct by a common bond of descent, will best be cleared up by devoting ourselves to the study of the actual state of the living world, and to those monuments of the past in which the relics of the animate creation of former ages are best preserved and least mutilated by the hand of time.More Charles Lyell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Each species may have had its origin in a single pair, or individual, where an individual was sufficient, and species may have been created in succession at such times and in such places as to enable them to multiply and endure for an appointed period, and occupy an appointed space on the globe.More Charles Lyell [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.More Charles Lyell [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine; but no importance can be attached to this negative fact, as so little search has yet been made for them.More Charles Lyell [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The present is the key to the pastMore Charles Lyell [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 [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 [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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