The Making of Modern Science
The University of Toronto
layers of sedimentary deposits that are organized such that they can be distinguished from one another. Strata are the fundamental unit of unit of the science of stratigraphy.
Fragmented material that (sand, silt, gravel, etc.) that solidifies and is deposited as layers on the surface of the Earth.
Deists endorsed the argument from design, but rejected its supernatural associations. Once the universe was created, Deists reasoned that the world operated through its own natural laws.
Buried surfaces separating two strata of different ages representing gaps in the geological record.
A conception of an order of nature wherein all organisms move up a ladder
A conception of the order of nature wherein all beings are linked in a hierarchical chain in terms of their perfection, with God at the apex and simple entities at the bottom of the chain.
A conception of the order of nature wherein all beings are linked in a great chain in terms of their perfection.