was dedicated toward studying the adaptations of organisms as evidence that the Creator had designed each species for a purpose
a system for naming species and grouping species into a hierarchy of increasingly complex categories.
Darwin's views were influenced by
the study of fossils, was largely developed by Georges Cuvier, a French anatomist.
boundaries between strata were due to local flood or drought that destroyed the species then present.
James Hutton, a Scottish geologist
profound change results from slow, continuous processes
geological processes had not changed throughout Earth's history.