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Monday, April 24, 2017

Uniformitarianism

Some scientific principals seem so obvious. But you can't know something unless you have been told. It is as simple as that.

The law of uniform processes or uniformitarianism simply states that the processes that occured in the past are the same ones that occur today.

This law is usually taught with the law of superposition. The law of superposition states that the rock and soil on top came later than the rock and soil below.


Bama soil
layers of soil in Alabama


1 comment:

  1. Hi Ann - not necessarily if there's an Unconformity ... established by Hutton, a Scottish Geologist, when he established this phenomenon in the mid - late 1700s ... enabling us to understand the age of the earth ... He is called the 'Father of Geology' ... but I love the photo of the uniform (apparently) soils ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/u-is-for-unicorn.html

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