Georges Cuvier Quote

The time is past for ignorance to assert that these remains of organized bodies are mere lusus naturae, — productions generated in the womb of the earth by its own creative powers.


An Essay on the Theory of the Earth, Section 4 (p. 31), Kirk & Mercein. 1818

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The time is past for ignorance to assert that these remains of organized bodies are mere lusus naturae, — productions generated in the womb of the...

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The time is past for ignorance to assert that these remains of organized bodies are mere lusus naturae, — productions generated in the womb of the...

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The time is past for ignorance to assert that these remains of organized bodies are mere lusus naturae, — productions generated in the womb of the...

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The time is past for ignorance to assert that these remains of organized bodies are mere lusus naturae, — productions generated in the womb of the...