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2-15 Who was William Smith?
"Of course! William Smith! The Darwin of geologists! William Smith was a civil engineer [his one flaw] who worked on making canals in Europe. During this, he got to dig and observe the stratigraphy in sections people hadn't seen before. He observed through the fossil sequences that the fossils evolved as they moved through the years [becoming more streamlined, etc.] and concluded that since they did not regress evoloution is a forward process that does not revert. Now he's regarded along the lines of Steno and Wagner! Yeah!!!"
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