Gosse, Philip Henry, F.R.S. OMPHALOS: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot. Facsimile Edition; pp. [ii](blank), xiv, 376, [6](original adverts.), [2](blank); 56 illustrations, index; original stiff wrappers; a nice copy. Woodbridge, Connecticut; Ox Bow Press; (1998).
***First published in 1857, Gosse's Omphalos hypothesis that God had recently created the earth with the appearance of being very old, destroyed his reputation, but has nevertheless been trotted out from time to time as a supposed refutation of Darwin's theory of evolution and of the various means by which we know the antiquity of the earth. #57537

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