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METAMORFICA . Change and Persistence

A handmade necklace collection by Studio Fludd. “An attempt to explain the former changes of the earth’s surface, by reference to causes now in operation.” Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology, 1830. A personal journey to the centre of the …

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METAMORFICA . Change and Persistence

A handmade necklace collection by Studio Fludd. “An attempt to explain the former changes of the earth’s surface, by reference to causes now in operation.” Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology, 1830. A personal journey to the centre of the …

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METAMORFICA . Change and Persistence

A handmade necklace collection by Studio Fludd. “An attempt to explain the former changes of the earth’s surface, by reference to causes now in operation.” Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology, 1830. A personal journey to the centre of the …

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The frontispiece from Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (second American edition, 1857), showing the origins of different rock types.

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METAMORFICA . Change and Persistence

A handmade necklace collection by Studio Fludd. “An attempt to explain the former changes of the earth’s surface, by reference to causes now in operation.” Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology, 1830. A personal journey to the centre of the …

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Scottish geologist Charles Lyell was one of the most profound scientific influences on Darwin and, after the Beagle voyage, a close friend.

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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,

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The skeleton of Palaeobatrachus from Lake Enspel, Germany. From Wuttke and Poschmann, 2010. In On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin said of the fossil record: For my part, following out Lyell’s metaphor, I look at the natural geological record, as a history of the world imperfectly kept, and written in a changing dialect; of…

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