Darwin and the Dilemma of Geological Time

@article{Burchfield1974DarwinAT,
  title={Darwin and the Dilemma of Geological Time},
  author={J. Burchfield},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1974},
  volume={65},
  pages={301 - 321}
}
J T.JE WHO CAN READ Sir Charles Lyell's grand work on the Principles of 11 Geology, which the future historian will recognize as having produced a revolution in natural science, yet does not admit how incomprehensibly vast have been the past periods of time, may at once close this volume."' This challenge appeared in every edition of On the Origin of Species. Yet even before the first edition appeared, Charles Darwin had begun to doubt the wisdom of his treatment of geological time; and long… Expand
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Emphasis mine