Arthur Holmes


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Noun1.Arthur Holmes - English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
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DuPage County Judge Alex McGimpsey set bail at $100,000 Tuesday for Arthur Holmes on one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of resisting a police officer.
The advent of using radioactivity as a clock for elapsed geologic time gave the scientific community one of its true pioneers and enduring stars, Arthur Holmes.
For all its strengths, this book will not resonate as well with scholars less influenced by the culture of American Christian colleges of the past half-century For such persons this memoir will still be informative, however, even if the mostly Reformed interlocutors with whom VanZanten engages--Jacques Ellul, Arthur Holmes, Abraham Kuyper, Francis Schaeffer, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and others--may seem foreign to them.
Locally born Arthur Holmes, who hailed from Hebburn and lived in Gateshead, was the first the first professor of Geology in Durham.
He was one of four children of miner Arthur Holmes and wife Ada and was brought up in the pit village of Carlton, near Barnsley.
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After discussing physical sciences in the 1890s, the author turns to the development of radioactive dating techniques in the first years of the twentieth century and then to British geologist Arthur Holmes, who determined an age for the Earth on the order of several billion years.