Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth that without them no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe.

Georges Cuvier Loneliness Quote

My object will be first to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect.

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.

Georges Cuvier Respect Quotes