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Define Geology
The study of the earth
Who was the first person to recognize the true nature of fossils?
Leonardo Da Vinci
How does our current understanding of fossils differ from that of ancient cultures?
Ancient Cultures:
Made by fermentation process

Made by the devil

Sport of nature
James Hutton realized that two processes were needed to form rocks. These two processes are:
Fire

Water
Nicholas Steno developed the Rules of?
Horizontality

Superposition

Lateral Continuity
Define the Rule of Horizontality.
Sedimentary beds are deposited as flat-lying units.
Define the Rule of Superposition.
Oldest on bottom, youngest on top
Define the Rule of Lateral Continuity.
Original sedimentary layer extends laterally until it tapers and thins.
James Hutton developed the principle of:
Uniformity
The principle of Uniformity has been modified to say that while the processes are the same the----- could be---------
Rates or intensity

Different