Sir Charles Lyell 1797-1875 Author of The Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man in 1863 and Principles of Geology. Lyell argued that, presently observable geological processes were adequate to explain geological history. Action of the rain, sea, volcanoes and earthquakes explained the geological history of more ancient times. Lyell rebelled against the prevailing theories of geology. He thought they were biased, since they were based on the interpretation of Genesis. He thought it would make more sense to exclude sudden geological catastrophes to vouch for fossil remains of extinct species and believed it was necessary to create a vast time scale for Earth's history. This concept was called Uniformitarianism. He developed new ideas regarding metamorphic rocks. He said rock changes due to high temperature when they are adjacent to igneous rocks. He discussed paleontology and stratigraphy. He said that the antiquity of human species was far beyond the accepted theories of that time.
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