The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology

The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology

by Thomas Henry Huxley

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That application of the sciences of biology and geology, which is commonly known as palaeontology, took its origin in the mind of the first person who, finding something like a shell, or a bone, naturally imbedded in gravel or rock, indulged in speculations upon the nature of this thing which he had dug out-this "fossil"-and upon the causes which had brought it into such a position. In this rudimentary form, a high antiquity may safely be ascribed to palaeontology, inasmuch as we know that, 500 years before the Christian era, the philosophic doctrines of Xenophanes were influenced by his observations upon the fossil remains exposed in the quarries of Syracuse.

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ISBN-13: 9781518823602
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2015
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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