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Thus it cannot be denied that the masses which today form our highest mountains were originally in a liquid state; for a long time they…
The traces of upheavals become more impressive when one moves a little higher, when one gets even closer to the foot of the great mountain…
The lowest and most level land areas show us, especially when we dig there to very great depths, nothing but horizontal layers of material more…
The appearance of the bones of quadrupeds, especially those of complete bodies in the strata, tells us either that the layer itself which carries them…
Moreover, it thus follows that not a great deal of time was needed for the large animals of the three major parts of the world…
Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze the country where they lived. This event was sudden, instantaneous, without any gradual development.
My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of…
But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata…
The older the layers, the more each of them is uniform over a great extent; the newer the layers, the more they are limited and…
It is evident that one cannot say anything demonstrable about the problem before having resolved these preliminary questions, and yet we hardly possess the necessary…
Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds…
Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would…
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