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When Hutton Gibson filed for divorce last month, Joye Gibson was “baffled,” according to the petition.Inside Joye Gibson’s Domestic Violence Petition Against Stepson Mel|Maria Elena Fernandez|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His father, Hutton Gibson, is an outspoken religious zealot who has said the Holocaust never happened.
“You do what you have to do,” boomed Hutton to no one in particular.
Eslami was one of the few literary Hutton groupies willing to speak on the record about the Twitter exchanges.
And Hutton himself declined to comment—his publicist said he was traveling.
A day or two later he called by appointment at the office of a certain land exploitation agency, and found Hutton waiting for him.The Greater Power|Harold Bindloss
His two lieutenants, Quayle and Hutton, were left standing at the head of the great army of servants and keepers.The Ball and The Cross|G.K. Chesterton
Britain, which had produced the great philosopher, Hutton, had now become the centre of the bitterest opposition to his teachings!The Coming of Evolution|John W. (John Wesley) Judd
In more periodicals than one, I have seen it asserted that Mr. Hutton has effectually disposed of my hypothesis.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I|Herbert Spencer
Dr. Hutton, the geologist, is quoted as a witness of her success in the search for water with the divining rod.Custom and Myth|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for Hutton
Scientific definitions for Hutton
The father of modern geology did not start out as a geologist. He first apprenticed with a lawyer and then earned a degree in medicine. But after he inherited some land, he decided to devote himself to agriculture, and this led him to think about the origin of soil and its relation to the rest of the landscape, especially the rocks. Based upon his observations, he concluded that old rocks are pushed upwards to become mountains, that new rocks form from the emergence and solidification of lava, and that the driving energy for both of these processes must be the Earth's internal heat. He also concluded that soil forms from rocks through the long process of weathering. In this way Hutton developed the idea that the soil, the rocks, and the landscape were all connected in a single process, which he called Plutonism, in honor of Pluto, the Greek god of the underworld. Hutton realized that the cycle of uplift and erosion required a long time and that the Earth must therefore be much older than a few thousand years, as was widely believed at the time. But it was not until the twentieth century that Hutton's theory was proven correct when geologists, using a technique called radiometric dating, demonstrated that the Earth is in fact more than four billion years old.