The Father of Geology

On 3 June 1726, the Hutton family of Edinburgh welcomed a new member: little James. James Hutton would go on to become a scientist, physician, chemical naturalist, experimental agriculturalist, and the first person to put forth the idea of uniformitarianism—the assumtion that the same natural laws and processes that operate in the universe now have always operated in the past and apply everywhere in the … Continue reading The Father of Geology