Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Eaton , Amos and Rensselaer , Stephen Van (1824), A geological and agricultural survey of the district adjoining the Erie canal in the state of New York, Retrieved on 2012-04-26
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    Memes

    26 APR 2012

     "Peculiar Difficulties" of Geology

    Geology has its peculiar difficulties, from which all other sciences are exempt. Questions in chemistry may be settled in the laboratory by experiment. Mathematical and philosophical questions may be discussed, while the materials for discussion are ready furnished by our own intellectual reflections. Plants, animals and minerals, may be arranged in the museum, and all questions relating to their intrinsic principles may be discussed with facility. But the relative positions, the shades of di...
    Folksonomies: geology
    Folksonomies: geology
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    Other sciences have clear demarcations and methods of experimentation, while Geology is more muddled. I think the author overestimates the certainty of species classification.