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Lecture Notes for UI 373 - Earth/Life Thru Time at Southeast Missouri (SEMO)

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Material Type:Outline
Professor:Staff
Class:UI 373 - Earth/Life Thru Time
Subject:University Studies
University:Southeast Missouri State University
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Keywords:
  • Polar Deserts
  • Brachiopods
  • Lepidodendron
  • Glossopteris
  • Catastrophism
  • Relative Time
  • Terrestrial
  • William Smith
  • Paleoecology
  • Gondwanaland
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UI373 OUTLINE TOOLS AND CONCEPTS Introduction -What is Historical Geology? -Why is it important? -Academic, extraction, global change The Scientific Method and Historical Geology -What is the scientific method? -General structure -Hypotheses/multiple working hypotheses -Falsifiable? -Make predictions -Test prediction -Reproducible -Clarify assumptions -Comparisons between Historical Geology and other sciences regarding application of the scientific method -Falsifiability, experimentation, reproducible -Consilience -An observational science. -Basic principles and procedural assumptions in historical geology -Catastrophism -Abraham Gottlob Werner and “Neptuneism” -Sediments on the surface were laid during catastrophic floods. -Uniformitarianism -James Hutton 1788 Theory of the Earth -Processes have always operated much the same way and at much the same pace as today -Actualism -Present is the key to the past -Based on the premise of uniformitarianism -Gradualism vs. Catastrophism -Gradualism -Processes o...

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