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Charles Lyell (1797-1875) - Wrote: Principles of Geology – in 1830 - The book was influenced by Charles Darwin  Reaction to Darwin—Social Darwinism - Controversial topic, culture class that will always be with us, some like it  because it explained how world worked 
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Unformatted text preview: How do scientists date rocks?-Isotopes for Dummies-3 isotopes of Carbon: o Carbon 12 (6p + 6n) o Carbon 13 (6p + 7n) o Carbon 14 * (6p + 8n) o * Radioactive with a half-life of 5,730 years that is hot much more radioactive than Uranium...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2009 for the course GEO 301 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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