Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts of uniformitarianism – the idea that the earth was shaped by slow-moving forces still in operation today. Lyell was a close and influential friend of Charles Darwin.
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.