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Adam Sedgwick

Date of Birth 22-March-1785
Place of Birth Dent, Cumbria
(United Kingdom, Cumbria, South Lakeland)
Nationality United Kingdom
Profession Geologist
Adam Sedgwick was one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Later, he proposed the Cambrian period, based on work which he did on Welsh rock strata. Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early study of geology and continued to be on friendly terms, Sedgwick was an outspoken opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

Awards by Adam Sedgwick

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Copley Medal
(For his original observations and discoveries in the geology of the Palaeozoic Series of rocks, and more especially for his determination of the characters of the Devonian System, by observations of the order of superposition of the Killas rocks & their fossils in Devonshire.)