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Prior to the late 1700's, the accepted method of belief in earth's history was based on a concept called catastrophism.
Catastrophism says that the earth is very young, about 6,000 to 10,000 years old.
It also states that what we see in the rock record is the result of many catastrophic events that were quick in duration, such as volcanic events, or in the case of young earth creationism, the year-long global flood.
In the late 1700's, the first geologists started to question this interpretation.
Because of this, we tend to think that 80 years is a very long time. 2 Peter 3:8 says that a thousand years to God is like a day.
That is because as an eternal being, time has no meaning.To examine the world we live in, we must expand our concept of what a long time period is.Even thousands of years is inadequate..must think in terms of millions and billions of years.They saw evidence in the fossil record that indicated the earth's features evolved over many millennia, from slow and gradual processes.The first person to challenge catastrophism was James Hutton, who is considered the father of modern geology.He developed a new concept that became known as uniformitarianism.