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" IN examining things present, we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and, from what has actually been, we have data for concluding with regard to that which is to happen hereafter. Therefore, upon the supposition that the operations... "
Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review - Page 714
1788
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Theory of the earth; or an investigation of the laws observable in the ...

James Hutton - 1788 - 110 pages
...far from being precifely afcertained. IN examining things prefent, we have data from which to reafon with regard to what has been ; and, from what has...with regard to that which is to happen hereafter. Therefore, upon the fuppofition that the operations of nature are equable and fteady, we find, in natural...
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The Earth's History: An Introduction to Modern Geology

Robert Davies Roberts - 1893 - 378 pages
...observations and researches he concluded ' that by examining things present we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been, and from what has actually...with regard to that which is to happen hereafter.' No statement more infused with the true spirit of science could be conceived. He pointed out and dwelt...
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The Canadian Record of Science, Volume 7

1897 - 578 pages
...things present we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been and from what actually has been we have data for concluding with regard to that which is to happen hereafter"; a principle which, when grasped and realized, afforded a key by which the wonderful story of our planet...
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Modern development of the physical sciences

Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams - 1904 - 380 pages
...present, we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and from what actually has been we have data for concluding with regard to that which is to happen hereafter. Therefore, upon the supposition that the operations of nature are equable and steady, we find, in natural...
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Coal, and the Coalfields in Wales

Frederick John North, National Museum of Wales - 1926 - 208 pages
...OCCURRENCE IN THE EARTH'S CRUST. " In examining the things present we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been, and from what has actually...with regard to that which is to happen hereafter." — JAMES HUTTON, in "A Theory of the Earth," 1792. Although loosely, and for trade purposes, spoken...
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Biology in the Nineteenth Century: Problems of Form, Function and Transformation

William Coleman - 1977 - 204 pages
...examining things present," said Hutton, expounding his principles, "we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and, from what has actually been [here an apology for the study of the geological past], we have data for concluding with regard to...
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Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Natural Analogues

W. Miller, R. Alexander, N. Chapman, John C McKinley, J.A.T. Smellie - 2000 - 328 pages
...Paper). Printed in The Netherlands. "In examining things present, we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and, from what has actually...with regard to that which is to happen hereafter. Therefore, upon the supposition that the operations of nature are equable and steady, we find, in natural...
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Is the Present the Key to the Past Or is the Past the Key to the ..., Issue 355

A. M. Celâl ?engör - 2001 - 68 pages
...exactly what Hutton (1788, p. 217) did. In examining things present, we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and, from what has actually...concluding with regard to that which is to happen thereafter. Therefore, upon the supposition that the operations of nature are equable and steady, we...
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Dynamics of Rockslides and Rockfalls

Theodor H. Erismann, Gerhard Abele - 2001 - 684 pages
...Erismann) From Analysis to Prediction In examining things present, we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and¿ from what has actually been, we have datafor concluding with regard to that which is to happen hereafter. 6.1 Some Fundamentals James Hutton...
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From Natural Philosophy to the Sciences: Writing the History of Nineteenth ...

David Cahan - 2003 - 469 pages
...Hutton had earlier enunciated the idea: "In examining things present, we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and from what has actually...with regard to that which is to happen hereafter." (Hutton, "Theory of the Earth," 217). many scientists and scientist-historians have tended to shelter...
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