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  • Jean d'Aubuisson de Voisins (1769–1819) and Leopold von Buch (1774–1853), two of the most illustrious students of Abraham Werner (c. 1749–1817), accepted the volcanic origin of basalt, signaling the defeat of Wernerian neptunism.

    b. Chemistry, Biology, and Geology

  • This made him midwife at the birth of neptunism, rather than its gravedigger.

    Vulcanists & Neptunists

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