• Geology is part of that remarkable dynamic process of the human mind which is generally called science and to which man is driven by an inquisitive urge. By noticing relationships in the results of his observations, he attempts to order and to explain the infinite variety of phenomena that at first sight may appear to be chaotic.

    "The Scientific Character of Geology". The Journal of Geology, Vol. 69, No. 4, p. 454, July 1961.