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Adam Sedgwick

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Earth Sciences and Geography.

(1785–1873)

Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge, where he modernized the teaching of geology. He is best known for unravelling the stratigraphy of North Wales (the...

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inverse methods

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Philosophy.

The mathematics of probability enable us to derive some probability judgements from others. For example, if we are given the probability of an event of some kind occurring on some occasion,...

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John Woodward

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Philosophy.

(1665–1728)

Woodward was a physician with a wide knowledge of fossils, whose large collection formed the basis for the geologic museum at Cambridge, England. He was a diluvialist,...

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