Deep Time

Deep time is the concept that the Geologic time scale is vast because the Earth is very old. The modern philosophical concept was developed in the 18th century by Scottish geologist James Hutton (1726–1797). Modern science has since established, after a long and complex history of developments, the age of the Earth at around 4.54 billion years.

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Deep Time (disambiguation)
... Deep time is geologic time ... The term is also used in the following ways Deep Time is a phrase also used in experiential deep ecology workshops run by Joanna Macy, to express the approach of using guided ... Deep Time or the zone is also used in artistic activity to refer to the experience of being lost in the act of creation or the consumption of a work authors may get into this state while writing, readers ...
Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle - Deep Time
... ranks the development of the concept "deep time," which involved deliberately rejecting the biblical description of earth's past for nearly incomprehensible eons, with the revolutions ...
Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle - Hutton’s Endless Cycles of Deep Time
... repair into geology and, with it, the notion of deep time ... jointly by religious considerations and "the most rigid and uncompromising version of time's cycle ever developed by a geologist." So Hutton set out to find evidence for uplift (which he naturally did ... This led him inexorably to the idea of deep time ...
Deep Time - Scientific Concept
... of geologic history and the concomitant history of life requires a comprehension of time which initially may be disconcerting ... the mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time." Other scientists such as Georges Cuvier put forward ideas of past ages, and Werner's ideas were ... In a competing theory, Hutton's comprehension of endless deep time as a crucial scientific concept was developed into uniformitarianism by Charles Lyell in his ...

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