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This paper deals with the influence that geological research in Italy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had on the reconstruction of Earth's history. The identification of the true nature (i.e., organic) of fossils by Fabio Colonna in the early seventeenth century and, later in the century, the Stenonian sedimentary geology in agreement with the Genesis and the volcanological studies of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli gave the learned men of the Modern Age important tools in order to establish a numerical dating of Earth's age.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, two Italian people, Jacopo Grandi and Francesco Bianchini, and the...

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