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Comment: 06:46 - 07:33 (00:47)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 10. Geologic Time
Keywords: "James Hutton", "Walter E. Reed", "geologic time", "Archbishop Usher", Bible

Our transcription: Of Earth history, James Hutton wrote "We find no vestige of a beginning; no prospect of an end."
Hutton was the first scientist to show that the world must be far older than most people believed.
One of the most astonishing things to him, and one of the most important elements of his work was to try to establish that, in fact, geologic time was a very long period rather than the biblical creation time by Archbishop Usher sometime later than 4004 B. C.
But Hutton was convinced that geologic time was very extensive.

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