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James Hutton was born in Edinburgh on 3 June 1726 and died on 26 March 1797.
Hutton’s most intimate friends until he died were Joseph Black, often described as the founder of modern chemistry, and his former laboratory assistant, James Watt; among other friends were his executor, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson.
Hutton’s philosophical reflections, particularly concerning time, causation, heat and the immensity of natural forces required, were central to his revolutionary geological claims.
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In some of these broad and bold generalizations Hutton was anticipated by the Italian geologists; but to him belongs the credit of having first perceived their mutual relations, and combined them in a luminous coherent theory based upon observation.
Happily for science Hutton numbered among his friends John Playfair (q.v.), professor of mathematics in the university of Edinburgh, whose enthusiasm for the spread of Huttons doctrine was combined with a rare gift of graceful and luminous exposition.
Five years after Huttons death he published a volume, Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth, in which he gave an admirable summary of that theory, with numerous additional illustrations and arguments.
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 HUTTON, JAMES (1726-1797) - Online Information article about HUTTON, JAMES (1726-1797)
The rest of the manuscript appears to be lost.
Soon afterwards Hutton set to work to collect and systematize his numerous writings on husbandry, which he proposed to publish under the title of Elements of Agriculture.
It is by his Theory of the Earth that Hutton will be remembered with reverence while geology continues to be cultivated.
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 James Hutton
The man who found time: James Hutton and the discovery of the Earth's antiquity.(In the blink of an eye)(Book Review)
BLAIR'S WAR: The Hutton inquiry: Dyke plans `robust' defence of BBC - and tighter controls on reporters; The Kelly affair might not have happened if the corporation had said sorry for minor errors, reports James Morrison.(News)
The Hutton Inquiry: Doomsday for James Bond; THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES.(Comment)
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