Lecture Notes 7

Situation in 1850 conservative opposition mosaists

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Unformatted text preview:   Mainstream naturalists, both “catastrophists” and “uniformitarians”, accepted an old earth subject to multiple transformations, but stopped short of attempting a naturalistic account of the appearance of new forms of life over the course of geological time 39 “Radical” Opposition (“Evolutionists)   Evolutionists or transformists a dvocated a fully “naturalistic” account of the history of life, subject to a variety of hypothetical “laws of development” Taking stock again: the situation in 1850 “Conservative” Opposition (“Mosaists”)   “Mosaists”, “Scriptural Geologists” and others who rejected evidence of an old earth subject to multiple transformations, in favor of strict a dherence to the Scriptures Mainstream Natural History   Mainstream naturalists, both “catastrophists” and “uniformitarians”, accepted an old earth subject to multiple transformations, but stopped short of attempting a naturalistic account of the appearance of new forms of life over the course of geological time 40 A voice from the mainstream… “Radical” Opposition (“Evolutionists)   Evolutionists or transformists a dvocated a fully “naturalistic” account of the history of life, subject to a variety of hypothetical “laws of development” Taking stock again: the situation in 1850 “Conservative” Opposition (“Mosaists”)   “Mosaists”, “Scriptural Geologists” and others who rejected evidence of an old earth subject...
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