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jan 1, 1830 - Lyell describes immense age of Earth (c. 1830)

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Most naturalists of the early 19th century think that the history of Earth -- and life on it -- spans vast ages. Charles Lyell helps further this idea by arguing that slow-moving gradual processes explain Earth's geology. He echoes his mentor, James Hutton, who wrote that Earth's history has "No vestige of a beginning. Now prospect of an end." And Lyell becomes a mentor himself to Charles Darwin. Darwin will apply Lyell's notion of gradual change to his theory of how species evolve.

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jan 1, 1830
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~ 189 years ago
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