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CHARLES LYELL

NOTABLE QUOTABLES on foundations of modern geology by CHARLES LYELL June 14 1830 letter to fellow uniformitarian and parliamentarian, George Poulett Scrope. “I am sure you may get into QR (Quarterly Review) what will free the science from Moses, for if treated seriously the (church) party are ready for it…….

Perhaps I should have been tenderer about the Koran. Don’t meddle much with that if at all. If we don’t irritate, which I fear that we may (through mere history), we shall carry all with us. If you don’t triumph over them, but compliment the liberality and candour of the present age, the bishops and the enlightened saints will join us in despising both the ancient and modern physico-theologians. It is just the time to strike……..

I conceived the idea five or six years ago (1824-5) that if ever the Mosaic geology could be set down without giving offence, it would be in an historical sketch, and you must extract mine, in order to say as little as possible yourself.” (Katherine Lyell; Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart.,, vol I: p. 268-271)

ED. COM. Charles Lyell is regarded as the founder of modern geology because of his popularisation of the uniformitarian view that the present is the key to the past. This concept is foundational to all modern dating methods which invariably produce an age for the earth much older than a literal reading of Genesis. So, did they tell you in your university course on Historical Geology, you were being taught anti-Christian Philosophy and not science? It's easy to prove: Jesus said in John 5:46 "For had you believed Moses,(Genesis, creation, fall, flood, etc) you would have believed me: for he wrote of me." KJV

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