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Geology
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Geology, the study of the earth, deals with the structure and development of the earth(crust), examines land and water distribution, climate (changes), movements of the earth, and explores mineral resources. The grand geological periods (2.6 billion years since the pre-Cam-brium) permit the assumption of development in line with classical evolutionary theory (macroevolution, transcending species; evolution), disputation of which by “creationism” (microevolution within species) is theologically irrelevant because the biblical doctrine of …

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Niemann, Hermann Michael, “Geology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08413>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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