Geology, Natural Theology, Design, Anthropocentrism, Climatology, Disease, Endeavour, Morality
Argues that 'Geology furnishes numerous illustrations of the Divine Benevolence' (190). Illustrates this from the 'formation of vegetable soil', 'the exposure of useful strata', 'the making of hills and valleys', and 'the bringing [of] metals to the earth's surface' (190–92). On a miasmic theory of disease, considers that the earth's even surface is essential for human health. Argues that the presence of metals just below (rather than on) the surface of the earth was important to encourage the virtue of industry.
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