Results for: Uniformitarianism

In Geology

What is uniformitarianism?

Uniformitarianism (proposed by English geologist Charles Lyell in the 1830s) is the theory that geologic processes that gradually shape Earth are slow and uniform through time (MORE)
In Geology

What is the Law of uniformitarianism?

The Law of Uniformitarianism (created by Charles Lyell) states that since erosion happens now then it must have happened in ancient times.
In Rocks and Minerals

What is the principle of uniformitarianism?

The principle of uniformitarianism is the principle that the answers to the past can be found in the present, meaning that everything is uniform in how it works. Such as a vol (MORE)
In Geology

What is an example of uniformitarianism?

An example of uniformitarianism is like tornadoes, snowstorms, rain, hail, earthquakes, and etc. because they happened way back then and they still happen now.
In Science

Catastrophism and uniformitarianism?

Catastrophism is the belief that the geologic structures on earth,such as the Grand Canyon, were formed by large natural disastersover a short period of time. This belief is m (MORE)
In Geology

Who invented uniformitarianism?

The original concept originated from James Hutton in the late 18th century. The concept was then edited and improved by John Playfair. The concept was made popular by Charles (MORE)
In Geology

Why is uniformitarianism not true?

erosion and destruction of the earth's geologic make up did not occur until the catastrophe known as the global flood (Noah's flood) occurred. Before that the earth existed in (MORE)