Scottish geologist Charles Lyell was one of the most profound scientific influences on Darwin and, after the Beagle voyage, a close friend.

Scottish geologist Charles Lyell was one of the most profound scientific influences on Darwin and, after the Beagle voyage, a close friend.

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Charles Lyell - Thus he acknowledged that the surface if the globe has the appearance of having been subjected to great and violent sudden changes... The theory of uniformity..is consequently built  on argumentum ex silentio, or argument by default, required further analogies. ibid p 316   This often reprinted passage is an unfortunate example, for,

Charles Lyell - Thus he acknowledged that the surface if the globe has the appearance of having been subjected to great and violent sudden changes... The theory of uniformity..is consequently built on argumentum ex silentio, or argument by default, required further analogies. ibid p 316 This often reprinted passage is an unfortunate example, for,

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Charles Lyell - author of Principals of Geology, one of the books Alma had read relating to her work with moss.

Charles Lyell - author of Principals of Geology, one of the books Alma had read relating to her work with moss.

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BBC - Your Paintings - Charles Darwin (1809–1882), with Sir Charles Lyell (1797–1875), and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817–1911) by Victor Eustaphieff

BBC - Your Paintings - Charles Darwin (1809–1882), with Sir Charles Lyell (1797–1875), and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817–1911) by Victor Eustaphieff

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Part of a letter by Charles Darwin to his friend Charles Lyell (1861) “But I am very poorly today & very stupid & hate everybody & everything.”

Part of a letter by Charles Darwin to his friend Charles Lyell (1861) “But I am very poorly today & very stupid & hate everybody & everything.”

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The frontispiece from Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (second American edition, 1857), showing the origins of different rock types.

The frontispiece from Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (second American edition, 1857), showing the origins of different rock types.

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Charles Lyell (1797-1875) -Geology proves that the earth is much older than biblical records claim -By looking at natural causes for floods, mountains, and valleys, he removed the miraculous hand of God from the physical development of the earth. -Anthropologists, psychologist, and sociologists proposed that religious sentiments are just one more set of natural phenomena.

Charles Lyell (1797-1875) -Geology proves that the earth is much older than biblical records claim -By looking at natural causes for floods, mountains, and valleys, he removed the miraculous hand of God from the physical development of the earth. -Anthropologists, psychologist, and sociologists proposed that religious sentiments are just one more set of natural phenomena.

nh0026.jpg 1 438 × 945 pixels Sketch of a caldera in Madeira by Sir Charles Lyell

nh0026.jpg 1 438 × 945 pixels Sketch of a caldera in Madeira by Sir Charles Lyell

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Charles Lyell's Antiquity of Man was published #OnThisDay 1863. In the book, he discussed Neanderthal #fossils & the cave they were found in

Charles Lyell's Antiquity of Man was published #OnThisDay 1863. In the book, he discussed Neanderthal #fossils & the cave they were found in

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