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Thursday, 12 February 2009

More Darwin Quotes - Ok he didn't hate Geology that much!

Ok I apologise to my geological friend (pictured across looking rather studious). I have to admit that Darwin didn't hate geology that much! In fact here are more quotes from the great man about his "never failing interest" in the study of the solid matter that constitutes the Earth.

"I find in Geology a never failing interest, as [it] has been remarked, it creates the same grand ideas respecting this world, which Astronomy does for the universe."

"But Geology carries the day: it is like the pleasure of gambling, speculating, on first arriving, what the rocks may be; I often mentally cry out 3 to 1 Tertiary against primitive; but the latter have hitherto won all the bets."

I promise I will never try another cheap dig! Well maybe? HJ. Oh and when did you take that photo?

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