Catastrophes and Steady State Earth

Gould, Stephen Jay
February 1975
Natural History;Feb75, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p14
Argues that modern geology is a blend of concepts from both Charles Lyell and catastrophists. Lyell's proclamation in his 1830 book 'Principles of Geology' that time had no limit; Lyell's establishment of his uniformitarian view as the only true geology; Search for a natural basis for the cataclysmic changes that occurred in the past; Major components of Lyell's concept of uniformity.


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