Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Louis Agassiz, Great American Geologist........

Just something to ponder and remember.......some quotes from Louis Agassiz, the first to recognize glaciers, glaciation, and climate change.

Louis Agassiz
From Wikiquote
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (May 28, 1807-December 14, 1873) was a Swiss-born American zoologist, glaciologist, and geologist, the husband of educator Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, and one of the first world-class American scientists.

The time has come when scientific truth must cease to be the property of the few, when it must be woven into the common life of the world.
Methods of Study in Natural History (1863), ch. 4

The eye of the trilobite tells us that the sun shone on the old beach where he lived; for there is nothing in nature without a purpose, and when so complicated an organ was made to receive light, there must have been light to enter it.
Geological Sketches (1870), ch. 2

The facts will eventually test all our theories, and they form, after all, the only impartial jury to which we can appeal.
Geological Sketches (1870), ch. 9

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