There is a certain mythology that has grown up in geological circles around James Hutton (1726–1797), the Scottish physician widely regarded as the father of modern geology. The legend that passes along the corridors of academia makes a good story for geology students looking for a hero. You can find versions of the legend on [...]
A geologist friend of mine told me recently that he is distantly related to James Hutton. That’s something of which a geologist would be proud since Hutton is widely considered the father of modern geology. Hutton’s big contribution was a fundamental principle of earth science called uniformitarianism, used to interpret the past history of our [...]
Mike Oard did a great analysis of this issue in the book he edited “The Geologic Column: Perspectives within Diluvial Geology”.
Mike has kindly allowed me to post his article “The Geological Column is a general Flood order with many exceptions” on my site. It may be a bit technical for some but if you have [...]