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Charles Eugène Wegmann
(18 Apr 1896 - 7 Jan 1982)

Swiss geologist whose studies ranged widely among geomorphology paleoclimatology, mining research and glaciology.


Science Quotes by Charles Eugène Wegmann (3 quotes)

Publicity floodlights are not always favorable for the development of sciences.
— Charles Eugène Wegmann
In L'analyse structurale en géologie', Actualité scientifique, Sciences de la Terre (1951), 55-64, trans. Albert V. and Marguerite Carozzi.
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Some authors seem to believe that hypotheses are the natural product of observations as is the case for a pear tree which produces pears; therefore only one exists which is ‘the real and the good one’.
— Charles Eugène Wegmann
In 'Anatomie comparée des hypothèses sur les plissements de couverture (Ie jura plissée)', The Bulletin of the Geological Institutions of the University of Uppsala (1961), Vol. 40, 180-181, trans. Albert V. and Marguerite Carozzi.
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Therefore, these [geotectonic] models cannot be expected to assume that the deeper parts of the earth’s crust were put together and built in a simpler way. The myth about the increasing simplicity with depth results from a general pre-scientific trend according to which the unknown or little known has to be considered simpler than the known. Many examples of this myth occur in the history of geology as, for instance, the development of views on the nature of the seafloor from the past to the present.
— Charles Eugène Wegmann
In 'Stockwerktektonik und Madelle van Esteinsdifferentiation', in Geotektonisches Symposium zu Ehren von Hans Stille, als Festschrift zur Vollendung seines 80, Lebensjahres (1956), 17, trans. Albert V. and Marguerite Carozzi.
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