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History of Geology

History of Geology

What rocks tell and how we came to understand it


Darwin's Tree and Deep Time

" Geologising in a Volcanic country is most delightful,… []"Geologist Charles Darwin in a letter to his fatherDarwin is today remembered for his gradualistic view of earth's history, an essential prerequisite for his view of life, as he concludes in 1859 " from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved ." The famous voyage of the Beagle would prove decisive for Darwin to discover deep time and adopt this view.The first stop of the H.M.S...

February 24, 2013 — David Bressan

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