This book starts by a citation from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1829): “A wrong hypothesis is better than none, because the fact that it is wrong does no harm; but when it takes root, when it is generally accepted, becomes into a sort of article of belief which no one doubts, which nobody may investigate; that is the real evil from which centuries have suffered.”

This book is a contribution to the philosophy of geological research. The author’s interest concerning philosophical thinking started when he was undergraduate student at the State University of New York at Albany. At that time,...

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