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James Hutton on Time - Dictionary of Arguments

Gould II 83
Time/Geology/James Hutton/Gould: James Hutton was an English geologist who developed two concepts: that of "deep time" and that of "restoration". (1) e.g. all rivers flow into the sea and it doesn't get any fuller.
Gould II 85
Hutton recognized the eruptive nature of two widespread rocks: Basalt and granite. (This inspired Goethe. - > Neptunists.)
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Hutton: Thesis: If these rocks can pour over most of the earth, time could be cyclical and long. (According to the contemporary opinion, the earth was only a few thousand years old.)
There was a paradox for Hutton: although the earth is necessary for our life, it must be destroyed and inevitably so, insofar as it is destroyed by those processes that serve the purpose of "the restoring power".

1. Hutton, James,

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

HuttonJ I
James Hutton
Theory Of The Earth Whitefish, MT 2010

Gould I
Stephen Jay Gould
The Panda’s Thumb. More Reflections in Natural History, New York 1980
German Edition:
Der Daumen des Panda Frankfurt 2009

Gould II
Stephen Jay Gould
Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes. Further Reflections in Natural History, New York 1983
German Edition:
Wie das Zebra zu seinen Streifen kommt Frankfurt 1991

Gould III
Stephen Jay Gould
Full House. The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, New York 1996
German Edition:
Illusion Fortschritt Frankfurt 2004

Gould IV
Stephen Jay Gould
The Flamingo’s Smile. Reflections in Natural History, New York 1985
German Edition:
Das Lächeln des Flamingos Basel 1989

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