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Unformatted text preview: The two broad areas of geology are physical geology and structural geology. True False More than 2300 years ago, Aristotle's keen observations and experiments helped the early Greeks correctly explain many things about the natural world. True False During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, catastrophists believed that Earth's landscapes had been shaped primarily by great disasters. True False Uniformitarianism is a fundamental principle of geology that states that the physical, chemical, and biological laws that govern geological processes remain unchanged through time. True False The principle of uniformitarianism indicates that ______. geologists must wear uniforms tomorrow is the "key" to the past the present is the "key" to the past the past is the "key" to the present The geologic time scale was developed using principles of relative dating. True False The law of superposition and the principle of fossil succession are each used for relative dating. True False The theory of plate tectonics provides geologists with a comprehensive model of Earth's internal workings. True False The age of Earth is about 6.4 billion years....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course GEOL GEOL taught by Professor Drwagner during the Spring '09 term at Maastricht.
- Spring '09