The Testimony of the Rocks

or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed

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Author: Hugh Miller
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 157,275 / 470 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 737
Added to site: 2009.03.05
mnybks.net#: 23611
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion

This volume is chiefly taken up in answering, to the best of its author's knowledge and ability, the various questions which the old theology of Scotland has been asking for the last few years of the newest of the sciences.

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o which man belongs from that of the old extinct elephant, hippopotamus, and hyæna; for familiar animals such as the red deer, the roe, the fox, the wild cat, and the badger, lived throughout the period which connected their times with our own; and so I have been compelled to hold, that the days of creation were not natural, but prophetic days, and stretched far back into the bygone eternity. After in some degree committing myself to the other side, I have yielded to evidence which I found it impossible to resist; and such in this matter has been my inconsistency,--an inconsistency of which the world has furnished examples in all the sciences, and will, I trust, in its onward progress, continue to furnish many more.

EDINBURGH, DECEMBER, 1856.

[The last proofs of this preface were despatched by the Author to his printer only the day before that melancholy termination of his life, the details of which will be found in the "MEMORIALS" following.--AM. PUBLISHERS.]


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