Giants of Glacial Geology

Dec. 3, 2019


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Arnold Guyot
Arnold guyot (1807-1884)
  • geographer / minister
  • Professor of Physical Geography and Geology at Princeton University
  • developed ideas about moraines and movement of glaciers (1838)
Louis Agassiz (1807-1873)
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Louis Agassiz

biologist / geologist

Professor of Zoology and Geology at Harvard University

founded Harvard's The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ)


Both Swiss-born, and life-long friends

Both held professor appointments at the College of Neuchâtel (a.k.a. Neuchâtel Academy)

Both rejected Darwinism (evolution), appealing instead to sequential "special creation"