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Comment: 04:24 - 05:12 (00:48)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 10. Geologic Time
Keywords: "James Hutton", "Walter E. Reed", geology, land, soil

Our transcription: James Hutton was born in Edinburough, Scotland in 1726.
Like most intellectuals of his time, he explored many disciplines from law and medicine to chemistry and agriculture, and it was this last pursuit that was to lead him into the field of geology.
He had been left a little piece of land, and he decided to become a farmer.
So he went to Norfolk, England and lived with a farmer for a couple of years to learn how to farm, and farmed for 15 years.
But while he was farming, and all of his neighbors believed that he was a perfectly good farmer, he was spending a great deal of his time looking and becoming more and more fascinated with the land -- what was under the soil that he was tilling.

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