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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1131
Professor
D.Sandgathe
Semester
Summer

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3 Important Changes in Thinking 1. Extreme age of the Earth a. Rocky mountains b. Fossil shells hidden within layers of layers c. ~1.2million years of sediments d. Geologists found that these fact doesn’t match AT ALL with the biblical framework James Hutton (1726-1797)  Published a book pointing out the occasional geological events, the processing effects are caused by small events  aka not biblical floods but slow water erosion  Law of uniformitarianism – geologically ancient conditions were the same as or ”uniform to” those of today  Major breakthrough at that time  Actually understand/predict
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