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There are many similar books in the field of geology, but here's an example: Essentials of Geology by Frederick K. Lutgens. It's typical of its kind, discounting the Genesis account as a belief in catastrophism that was quite quaint and uniformed, believed only by poor ignorant people in the 1600s and 1700s. The author heavily implies that we never observe catastrophes that drastically change the earth's landscape. Then he plays up uniformitarianism.
I'd like to see the author of this book build his house on the edge of a cliff and see how many millions of years his belief in uniformitarianism could keep it from tumbling down. After all, the author claims erosion is a process that gradually takes place at known and predictable rates. Let's see him put it to the test. If the landscape of earth is never subject to torrential forces, he has nothing to worry about, right?
By the way, Lyell is spoken of as someone who made uniformitarianism accessible, and uniformitarianism is said to be as viable today as it was in Lyell's time. Those poor slobs of earlier times didn't know anything! Newton was one of them ... but you won't find Newton in this book. Instead, you'll find the principle of fossil succession. Yes, decades of work laboriously went into proving that fossil layers are millions of years old. That makes it established fact, of course.
The author treats supposition as if it were fact in order to support the idea that the earth is millions of years old. This book is, unfortunately, typical. Propaganda is presented as if it were incontrovertible truth. This is the kind of tripe you'll find in many textbooks.
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