Essays Tagged: "Charles Lyell"

The early 1900's, who were the scientists associated with Uniformitarianism and Catastrophism and what evidence did they use to bolster their arguments?

ttlob Werner, a German geologist·French naturalist G. L. Cuvier·English geologist Sir Charles Lyell·HumboldtUniformitarianism, in geology, was first advanced by Scottish geologist ... f his day easily squashed all opposition.During the 19th century, Catastrophism was attacked by Sir Charles Lyell, under whose influence, the Uniformitarianism doctrine, gradually became more popular. ...

(3 pages) 61 0 2.5 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Evolution of Land Animals. How has life come to be what it is now? Learn Darwin's view on evolution. Learn about various animals and proof evolution exists.

. When Darwin set sail on the Beagle, he had with him the first volume of the English biologist Sir Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology. Lyell had the belief that the present geology of the earth wa ...

(6 pages) 240 6 3.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was born on February 12,1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Darwin, was a ... ert Darwin, was a physician and the son of Erasmus Darwin, a poet philosopher, and naturalist. When Charles was eight, his mother died, leaving him to be raised by his sister. He was taught classics a ... works placed Darwin in the front rank of scientists. Such success and a recent friendship with Sir Charles Lyell gave him a position as the secretary of the Geological Society and a wife, Emma Wedgew ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

This essay is about the natrual scientist, Charles Darwin. In this essay i will describe Darwins improtance to the science community

inspection Darwin noticed that the white rocks were made of seashells. This finding seemed to prove Charles Lyell's theory that Earth's Surface is consonantly undergoing changes. Lyell believed that E ...

(3 pages) 43 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays


hough, his theory of evolution did not gain any recognition until 1858. In 1858, British naturalist Charles R. Darwin furnished his theory of evolution, also known as Darwin's theory. Along with Darwi ... ry. Along with Darwin's theory of evolution there early theories and the synthetic theory. In 1858, Charles Darwin furnished his theory of evolution and the majority of scientists accept the Darwin th ...

(13 pages) 187 1 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Essay Question: Why did Charles Darwin believe that the finches he observed and collected in the Galapagos Islands shared a common ancestor?

English naturalist, Charles Darwin, believed the finches he collected and observed on the Galapagos Islands shared a com ... ion.Darwin was also able to conclude the finches shared a common ancestor from the written works of Charles Lyell and Thomas Malthus. While sailing on the Beagle toward the island, he was able to read ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

The Life of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was born on February 9 in 1809. As the son of a wealthy British physician, Darwin enj ... fe the ship encounters on its voyage.Henslow also gave Darwin the book The Principals of Geology by Charles Lyell. The book emphasized the great age of the earth and the principals of uniformitarianis ... ship the HMS Beagle. The Captain of the Beagle was Robert Fitzroy, an illegitimate ancestor of King Charles II. The Beagle traveled to South America and the South Pacific over the course of five years ...

(6 pages) 34 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Darwin's Impact

y no other author in the nineteenth century influenced human thought all around the world more than Charles Darwin when he published his The Origin of Species. Even though there were many views of evo ... ns based on homologies. One other major component of Darwin's theory was drawn from his good friend Charles Lyell. In Lyell's famous work Principles of Geology he believed that the same geological for ...

(4 pages) 68 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin


Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), known as the ?father of evolution? put forth the once controversi ... Erasmus Darwin had proposed a theory of evolution in the 1790?s; however, it would be his grandson Charles Darwin who shook the foundations of science by proposing a viable mechanism for evolution, n ... fauna of different continents. He found himself comparing his observations to the teachings of Sir Charles Lyell and eventually came to his own conclusion -- that there must be links between distinct ...

(5 pages) 20 1 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and coral formation were two of his most important works he has ... n and theory of evolution. in addition, Darwin would be influenced from the idea of gradualism from Charles Lyell.Darwin would produce the theory of coral formation. He would describe three types of r ... for the environment.Darwin was greatly influenced by the gradualism or uniformitarianism idea that Charles Lyell had in his book of Principles of Geology. Gradualism is the idea that the today's geol ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Rethinking Anthropocentrism

a greater, spiritual existence. At least until 1859.With the publication of The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin questioned the extent of man's distinction from the rest of creation. The ensuing tre ... wishes and efforts of man! how short his time!" (203) exclaims Darwin in The Origin of Species. Sir Charles Lyell had earlier argued for an earth much older than theologians believed, and Darwin hamme ...

(6 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was born in a time where scientific methods, thoughts and beliefs were taking a stron ... id he or his family know that he was to become the Isaac Newton of the eighteenth century biology . Charles Darwin originally was to follow in his father's footsteps and study medicine. After a few ye ... and was offered a position as a naturalist on board the HMS Beagle upon graduation .While on board, Charles read a recently published Principles of Geology, written by Charles Lyell. The theories with ...

(7 pages) 42 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Struggle for Existence Origin of Species Charles Darwin

e. This concept of struggle is not a new one in the natural field; Augustin Pyramus de Candolle and Charles Lyell have shown that all living beings are rendered in a universal struggle for survival. W ... ure; but nothing could predict what the readers would think in the coming chapters.� Darwin, Charles. The Origin of Species. (1882) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 52� Darwin, Cha ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

food is good

AnthropologyDarwinNov 24, 1859- science, and the world, as we knew it changed forever. Charles Darwin published "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection."He said species chang ... ions that Darwin had been asking has been asked for a long time, from Aristotle, to Erasmus Darwin, Charles' grandfatherDarwin is a contemporary of Charles Dickens; they are both from the same county ... a gentleman companion for his voyage to chart the lands of South America.Robert Darwin did not want Charles Darwin to go on this voyage because they were dangerous.FitzRoy, who basically invented mete ...

(7 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

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