Abstract

The controversy between Adam Sedgwick and Roderick Murchison about the meaning of the ‘Cambrian’ and ‘Silurian’ systems stemmed from differences on the technical (i.e. stratigraphical), methodological, theoretical and metaphysical levels. Their argumentative personalities merely accentuated their substantive disagreements.

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