Posted: Feb 18, 2016 3:26 pm
by Hobbes Choice
Fenrir wrote:Uniformitarianism is not an assumption. Tis a conclusion.

We might have had the arrogance to conclude it, but is remains an assumption.

And when Charles Lyell asserted it as a doctrine is was not obvious in any sense. On a godly world, and in a superlunary universe, in which God can assert any change or cause by divine will, the adoption of uniformitarianism was somewhat controversial, denying god is power and enclosing his will in the natural and deterministic world of the necessity of cause and effect.