HOL_105_1_Lecture_class_1_introduction

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Welcome! Intro to Paleontology- the people behind the ideas
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Aristotle Teacher of Theophrastus Believed in Basic “Elemental Virtues”
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Theophrastus 300 B.C. “Plastic Virtue” caused bones to grow inside rocks Negated idea that bones were actually the remains of creatures
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Georgius Agricola (1494-1555) Father of Geology as a discipline De Natura Fossilium ( On the Nature of Fossils ), published in 1546
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Agricolas’ fossil ideas Agricola noted the resemblance of many of his "fossils" to living organisms, but rarely stated that any of his fossils actually did represent once-living organisms.
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Fossil “Cures” Pentamerites, (a blastoid echinoderm) should be powdered and used to treat kidney stones
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Fossil “Cures” ostreites (fossil oyster shell), moistened with water, "reduces inflammation of the breasts, heals ulcers and is poisonous to crawling insects."
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From Ireland 1664 Calculated age of Earth based on Biblical Genealogy October 29, 4004 B.C. at 9:30 AM
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