His father, Hutton Gibson, is an outspoken religious zealot who has said the Holocaust never happened.
Thompson took over when his predecessor, Greg Dyke, resigned in the wake of the Hutton Report in 2004.
“You do what you have to do,” boomed Hutton to no one in particular.
Eslami was one of the few literary Hutton groupies willing to speak on the record about the Twitter exchanges.
And Hutton himself declined to comment—his publicist said he was traveling.
We'd have brought her ourselves, only the show would have been spoiled if Hutton had spotted us.
They sat down at it, and Hutton took out two letters and glanced at them.
Mr. Hutton adored her for the virgin imbecility of the words.
It is just possible that Hutton had expected this, but, in any case, he betrayed no astonishment.
It seems to have been first clearly conceived by the mind of Hutton in the last part of the eighteenth century.
Scottish geologist whose theories of rock and land formation laid the foundation for modern geology. He showed that, over long periods of time, the erosion of rocks produces sediments, which are transported by water, ice, and air to locations at or near sea level. These sediments eventually become solidified into other rocks.
Our Living Language : The father of modern geology did not start out as a geologist. He first apprenticed with a lawyer and then earned a degree in medicine. But after he inherited some land, he decided to devote himself to agriculture, and this led him to think about the origin of soil and its relation to the rest of the landscape, especially the rocks. Based upon his observations, he concluded that old rocks are pushed upwards to become mountains, that new rocks form from the emergence and solidification of lava, and that the driving energy for both of these processes must be the Earth's internal heat. He also concluded that soil forms from rocks through the long process of weathering. In this way Hutton developed the idea that the soil, the rocks, and the landscape were all connected in a single process, which he called Plutonism, in honor of Pluto, the Greek god of the underworld. Hutton realized that the cycle of uplift and erosion required a long time and that the Earth must therefore be much older than a few thousand years, as was widely believed at the time. But it was not until the twentieth century that Hutton's theory was proven correct when geologists, using a technique called radiometric dating, demonstrated that the Earth is in fact more than four billion years old.