Catastrophism versus Uniformatarianism

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Catastrophism versus Uniformatarianism          Observation                              Catastrophism                          Uniformatarianism accumulation                                                                                                           of sediment and then slow  uplift                                                                                                    (implies a great amount of  time) A. Charles Lyell 1797-1875   Lawyer   turned   gentlemen   geologist,   student   of   Buckland   (Oxford   Professor   and   a  neptunist)               Visited the Auvergne area in 1828 and then went on to Italy. He saw Vesuvius,  the Temple of Jupiter Serapis near Pozzuoli and speculated about clam borings high on  its columns. He climbed Etna, 11,000 feet high and 30 miles in diameter then went to the 
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course GEOL 1420 taught by Professor Wagner during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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