Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life

Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life

Publisher Description

It is a science book. Merchants occasionally go through a wholesome, though troublesome and not always satisfactory, process which they term 'taking stock'. After all the excitement of speculation, the pleasure of gain, and the pain of loss, the trader makes up his mind to face facts and to learn the exact quantity and quality of his solid and reliable possessions. The man of science does well sometimes to imitate this procedure; and, forgetting for the time the importance of his own small winnings, to re-examine the common stock in trade, so that he may make sure how far the stock of bullion in the cellar — on the faith of whose existence so much paper has been circulating — is really the solid gold of truth. The Anniversary Meeting of the Geological Society seems to be an occasion well suited for an undertaking of this kind — for an inquiry, in fact, into the nature and value of the present results of paleontological investigation; and the more so, as all those who have paid close attention to the late multitudinous discussions in which paleontology is implicated, must have felt the urgent necessity of some such scrutiny.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
1895
29 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
29
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
21.9
KB

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