Georges Cuvier Quote

If it be so interesting to us to follow, in the infancy of our species, the almost obliterated traces of extinct nations, why should it not also be so, to search, amid the darkness of the infancy of the Earth, for the traces of revolutions which have taken place anterior to the existence of all nations?


Essay on the Theory of the Earth (5th edition), Preliminary Observations (p. 3)

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If it be so interesting to us to follow, in the infancy of our species, the almost obliterated traces of extinct nations, why should it not also be...

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If it be so interesting to us to follow, in the infancy of our species, the almost obliterated traces of extinct nations, why should it not also be...

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If it be so interesting to us to follow, in the infancy of our species, the almost obliterated traces of extinct nations, why should it not also be...

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If it be so interesting to us to follow, in the infancy of our species, the almost obliterated traces of extinct nations, why should it not also be...