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States that Earth processes today are similar to those that took place in the past

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Ralph Lopez on May 11, 2018

Response;UniformitarianismExplanation;-Uniformitarianism is the principle, which suggests that the Earth's geologic processes acted in the same manner and with essentially the same intensity in the past as in the present, and that such uniformity is sufficient to account for all geologic change. For example, in an active volcano, you can observe the lava cooling to form layers of basalt.James Hutton suggested that deep soil profiles were formed by the erosion of the rock over thousands of years. He also suggested that supernatural theories were not needed to explain the geological history of the Earth.


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