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Important things to know for Test: - Lab info - Definitions About Geology Earth Processes Internal Rock Formations, earthquakes etc How do we know the thing we know about it (what the core is) External Rivers, Beaches Why Study it? Predict Natural Disasters Exploit natural resources Big questions: origin of the earth, it's tectonic evolution, origin of life, humans Important to all problems (economy, evolution) History of Geology Early "Big Questions" Age of Earth Dilemma reconciling geologic features with Biblical interpretation Archbishop Ussher Mid 1600s: Earth created 4004 BC and is 6000 yrs old Catastrophism geologic features formed by relatively short-lived catastrophic events, such as the great flood Early misconceptions What are Fossils? Mercati (Italy, 1574) Fossil shells are mere stones that are left... Missed slide James Hutton (1726-1797) Father of modern geology Theory of the earth 1795 Uniformitarianism The physical, chemical and biological laws that operate
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