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Sir Roderick Impey MurchisonDied 22 Oct 1871 at age 79 (born 19 Feb 1792). Scottish geologist who first differentiated the Silurian strata in the geologic sequence of Early Paleozoic strata (408-540 million years old). He believed in fossils as primary criteria. In 1831, Murchison began researching the previously geologically unknown graywacke rocks of the Lower Paleozoic, found underlying the Old Red Sandstone in parts of Wales, which culminated in his major work The Silurian System (1839). He named the Silurian after an ancient British tribe that inhabited South Wales. He established the Devonian working with Adam Sedgwick (1839). Another worldwide geological system, the Permian (1841), the uppermost of the Paleozoic, he named after the Perm province in Russia where he made a geological survey in 1840-45.«
Would you a get a girlfriend if I died?
Wife: "Would you get a girlfriend again if I died?"
Husband: "Of course not."
Wife: "Why not? Don't you like being married?"
Husband: "Ok, I would marry again." (annoyed)
Wife: "Oh..." (sad)
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Husband: "Sure, it's a great house."
Wife: "Would you two sleep in our bed?"
Husband: "Where else would we sleep?"
Wife: "Would you let her drive my car?"
Husband: "I guess I would, it's almost new."
Wife: "Would she use my golf clubs, too?"
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