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Georges Cuvier (1769 – 1832)


French naturalist and zoologist.
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Georges Cuvier
The works which this man leaves behind him occupy a few pages only; their importance is not greatly superior to their extent.
Cuvier quotes
Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe.
Cuvier
It is evident that one cannot say anything demonstrable about the problem before having resolved these preliminary questions, and yet we hardly possess the necessary information to solve some of them.




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