Darwin-L Message Log 6:38 (February 1994)

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<6:38>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Tue Feb  8 16:41:41 1994

Date: Tue, 08 Feb 1994 17:44:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: February 8 -- Today in the Historical Sciences
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro


1727: JEAN ANDRE DELUC born at Geneva, Switzerland.  Deluc will begin
his career as a businessman and will travel widely throughout Europe, but a
commercial failure in 1773 will induce him to emigrate to England and devote
himself to science, his long-time avocation.  He will soon become one of the
leading scriptural geologists of his day, declaring that in geological strata
"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," and he will attempt to demonstrate through
his many publications "the conformity of geological monuments with the sublime
account of that series of the operations which took place during the Six days,
or periods of time, recorded by the inspired penman."

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