Apologia Module #6 General Science

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Catastrophism

The view that most of earth's geological features are the result of large scale catastrophes such as floods, volcanic eruptions, etc.

Uniformitarianism

The view that most of earth's geological features are the result of slow, gradual processes that have been at work for millions or even billions of years

Humus

The decayed remains of once-living creatures

Minerals

Inorganic crystalline substances found naturally in the earth

Weathering

The process by which rocks are broken down by the forces of nature

Erosion

The process by which sediments and rock fragments are carried away by wind or rain

Unconformity

A surface of erosion that separates one layer of rock from another

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