Philosophy and life
Most natural philosophers in the medieval and renaissance periods studied philosophy and science and did not focus on geology alone. Copernicus, Descartes, and even an Anglican Archbishop (James Ussher) are but a few of the learned people who have contemplated our Earth and the living things upon it.
- ... And Still We Evolve - A Handbook on the History of Modern Science
- James Hutton - the father of modern geology
- Enjoy Cumbria - Norman Nicholson
And form the landscapes that we love,
Are the same rocks that, through wells and mines,
Put water and bread on the table for billions of families,
That warm our homes and fuel our cars, and which,
Unless we understand their hidden dangers,
Will always cause undue misery for humanity.
With acknowledgement to Norman Nicholson, Cumbrian poet, 1914–1987.