Siccar Point and Teaching the History of Geology

  title={Siccar Point and Teaching the History of Geology},
  author={K. Montgomery},
  journal={Journal of Geoscience Education},
  pages={500 - 505}
  • K. Montgomery
  • Published 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Geoscience Education
  • The concept of the rock cycle and the “indefinite” length of geologic time were outlined first by James Hutton before he had ever seen an unconformity. Hutton drew general support of his theory from existing observations of unconformities from accounts in French, which he re-interpreted in light of his own ideas. Hutton then found his own field examples to test his ideas before coming upon Siccar Point. In summing up his evidence, which included wide-ranging observations on the geology of SE… CONTINUE READING


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