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Teaching Evolution: Charles Lyell: The principles of geology

by Greg Mayer

Our fourth installment of Teaching Evolution is an extract from Principles of Geology, by Charles Lyell. Lyell was an enormously influential scientist, and a leading figure in scientific circles in 19th century Britain. 495 more words

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Uniformity Of Change - Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell was born November 14, 1797.  

We have previously discussed Charles Lyell and some of his scientific theories in prior posts.  Please review these for a deeper understanding. 219 more words

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Progress of Geology - Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell lived from November 14, 1797 to February 22, 1875 and was a Scottish geologist who popularized the work of James Hutton.  His best known work… 139 more words

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Isn't the Bible Mostly Mythical?

People who are ardent critics of the Bible like to sarcastically compare faith in the contents of the Bible to believing in a “flying spaghetti monster”.   524 more words


The first Evolutionary steps

This week, we have launched an auction devoted to works about the Theory of Evolution – both by Darwin and others involved in the field. 580 more words


Mount Vesuvius and Charles Lyell

Geology, we now know, is not static.  But this is not intrinsically obvious, and so far as logic is concerned, need not be the case.  It is only in relatively recent history that the constancy of geological change has been believable based on the best available scientific evidence.  702 more words

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Orchid comes from the Greek “orkhis,” which means testicle and associated with male virility and sexuality. One type of Orchid is the Paphiopedilum. The name is derived from the word “P…

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