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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
ESS102H1
Professor
C.Banks
Semester
Fall

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September 30 1. Early Calculations - According to Usher the Earth now is about 6000 years old - Wrote in Latin a book about that - Controversy as to how old the Earth is (we learn about another major battle in geology): o England: 2 half of the 19 century - Charles Darwin: proposed brilliant idea of how mountains in the ocean form o Parents will give favourable traits to their children (ones that allow them to adapt) o Proves that there would be enough time for evolution to work over a long period of time (erosion of the Weald Dome..) o Interested in the order of magnitude (it’s not 300,000 years its 300,000,000 year
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