Biology - the evolution theory - Charles Lyell

Biology
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 Describe how the work of Charles Lyell impacted the development of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Include the major work done by Lyell and what it led Darwin to consider.

 can you please give me 3 ways in which Charles Lyell had an impact on Darwin's evolution theory. 

Jul 31st, 2015

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The relationship between Lyell's work and Darwin's work foreshadowed an aspect of human science still active today. Darwin accepted Lyell's work, in large part, because it helped him to validate his own beliefs. There were other geological studies that undermined Darwin's ideas, but he chose not to accept them. Lyell himself, ironically, was reluctant to accept Darwin's model of evolution because he did not see evidence to support it. In much the same way, some scientific evidence is applauded by a community when it supports the beliefs they already have. Evidence, even when valid, that goes against this belief is either ignored or attacked as being "unscientific." 

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