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Jean André Deluc
(8 Feb 1727 - 7 Nov 1817)

Swiss-English geologist and meteorologist who was influential on 19th-century writing about meteorology. He believed in catastrophism as the explanation of current geological formations.


Science Quotes by Jean André Deluc (4 quotes)

According to the conclusion of Dr. Hutton, and of many other geologists, our continents are of definite antiquity, they have been peopled we know not how, and mankind are wholly unacquainted with their origin. According to my conclusions drawn from the same source, that of facts, our continents are of such small antiquity, that the memory of the revolution which gave them birth must still be preserved among men; and thus we are led to seek in the book of Genesis the record of the history of the human race from its origin. Can any object of importance superior to this be found throughout the circle of natural science?
— Jean André Deluc
An Elementary Treatise on Geology (1809), 82.
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I am here tracing the History of the Earth itself, from its own Monuments.
— Jean André Deluc
'Geological Letters Addressed to Professor Blumenbach, Letter 3', The British Critic, 1794, 598.
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It will be contributing to bring forward the moment in which, seeing clearer into the nature of things, and having learnt to distinguish real knowledge from what has only the appearance of it, we shall be led to seek for exactness in every thing.
— Jean André Deluc
'An Essay on Pyrometry and Areometry, and on Physical Measures in General', Philosophical Transactions, 1778, 68, 493.
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We may observe in some of the abrupt grounds we meet with, sections of great masses of strata, where it is as easy to read the history of the sea, as it is to read the history of Man in the archives of any nation.
— Jean André Deluc
'Geological Letters, Addressed to Professor Blumenbach, Letter 2', The British Critic, 1794, 226.
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