Paleontological Evidence of the Rate of the Earth’s Rotation

  • John W. Wells


“We admire the power by which the human mind has measured motions of globes which nature seemed to have concealed forever from our view. Genius and science have burst the limits of space, and a few observations, explained by just reasoning, have unveiled the mechanism of the universe. Would it not be glorious for man to burst the limits of time, and, by a few observations, to ascertain the history of this world, and the series of events which preceded the birth of the human race?”


Reef Coral Middle Devonian Living Coral Growth Line Coral Growth 
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