Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hooke , Robert (2010-06-16), The Posthumous Works of Robert Hooke, Containing His Cutlerian Lectures, and Other Discourses, Read at the Meetings of the Illustrious Royal Society, Gale ECCO, Print Editions, Retrieved on 2012-06-05
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    05 JUN 2012

     On Reading Chronology in Nature

    I do ... humbly conceive (tho' some possibly may think there is too much notice taken of such a trivial thing as a rotten Shell, yet) that Men do generally rally too much slight and pass over without regard these Records of Antiquity which Nature have left as Monuments and Hieroglyphick Characters of preceding Transactions in the like duration or Transactions of the Body of the Earth, which are infinitely more evident and certain tokens than any thing of Antiquity that can be fetched out of C...
    Folksonomies: geology
    Folksonomies: geology
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    Hooke describes the difficulty and importance of establishing a chronology for mutations and catastrophes in the geological record.

    05 JUN 2012

     We Don't Question Human Artifacts

    If the finding of Coines, Medals, Urnes, and other Monuments of famous Persons, or Towns, or Utensils, be admitted for unquestionable Proofs, that such Persons or things have, in former Times, had a being, certainly those Petrifactions may be allowed to be of equal Validity and Evidence, that there have been formerly such Vegetables or Animals. These are truly Authentick Antiquity not to be counterfeited, the Stamps, and Impressions, and Characters of Nature that are beyond the Reach and Powe...
    Folksonomies: archeology
    Folksonomies: archeology
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    So why do some question impressions of ancient animals?