Charles lyell, the father of modern geology (although i disagree) lyell was the student of james hutton and through them the uniformitarianism vs catastrophism argument was born lyell is incredibally important to modern sciences and sir charles darwin himself states in the origin of the species that if you have not read lyell's book, to immediately put down origin and read principles first. In the mid 1850s, thomson's broadening interest in the application of physical principles to the problem of geology led him to believe that the accepted concept of uniformitarianism put forth by geologist charles lyell was incorrect (anderson and lyell, 2007.
Also called gradualism, the theory of uniformitarianism was fleshed out and popularized by another geologist, charles lyell in the 1830s, lyell published principles of geology , which explained the finer details of uniformitarianism.
Cuvier was a proponent of catastrophism, the idea that the earth's geological features are a result of catastrophic events, the most recent being the biblical flood 7 charles lyell (1797-1875), author of principles of geology (1830-1833), is considered the founder of modern geology. Charles lyell, in his work the principles of geology, was the first to be taken seriously when proposing an ancient earth this, in turn, opened the way for future scientific work, including the entire structure of modern geology, the theory of evolution, and concepts of deep time in many branches of science. Also called gradualism, the theory of uniformitarianism was fleshed out and popularized by another geologist, charles lyell in the 1830s, lyell published principles of geology, which explained the finer details of uniformitarianism the book became a keystone text for geologists and also influenced the evolutionary theories of charles darwin. Principles of geology: being an attempt to explain the former changes of the earth's surface, by reference to causes now in operation is a book by the scottish geologist charles lyell that was first published in 3 volumes from 1830–1833.
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Title = charles lyell, uniformitarianism, and interpretive principles, abstract = i examine the development of charles lyell's principle of uniformity and its influence on the development of modern geology and biology and argue that distinguishing between philosophical starting points and empirical findings is essential for clarity in the discussion between science and religion.
Charles lyell's idea that geologic processes have not changed throughout earth's history principles of geology written by charles lyell, book that argued that geological processes observed in the present are the same as those that occured in the past.