Time, time, time

Anonyme,  « The Volcanoes of Auvergne », The Englishman’s Magazine of Literature, Religion, Science, and Art, Londres,  février 1865, p. 105-106.

The little caddis worm is one of the very few animals whose history we can trace through the long ages of geology, and this, at least, has preserved its identity in no whit altered up to this present day.

We have thus a positive argument, and an  incontrovertible fact, which we may place against any plausibility of theory ; and thus, the more attentively we listen to Mr Scope’s cry for « Time, time, time, » the more readily we accede to Sir C. Lyell’s arguments proving the immense period that must have been required to form the deposited rocks of Auvergne, so much the more emphatically does the little caddis worm give its silent testimony that all things continues as they were from the beginning, that all animals to this day preserve the form, the nature, and the habits ; which were impressed upon the mat the moment they received their being, perfect, complete, and endowed with all capacities requisite for the satisfaction of its innate yearning, directly from the hands of Creator.