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 (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.