Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Extermination Theory Of Fossil Origins

Proposal by German theologian Martin Luther (1483-1546) that fossils represent creatures destroyed by the biblical flood. Replaced by the exotic theory of fossil origins, this conceptual lineage eventually became popular as catastrophism; a second series of concepts represented by Lyell’s uniformitarianism eventually replaced the biblical explanations.

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