Consistentior status

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Consistentior status is the initial date of all geological history. According to Lord Kelvin the term was coined by Leibniz in his theory of earth.[1]


  1. W. Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1864 (Read 1862)). On the Secular Cooling of the Earth 167–169. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved on June 14, 2015. “The chief object of the present communication is to estimate from the known general increase of temperature in the earth downwards, the date of the first establishment of that consistentior status, which, according to Leibnitz’s theory, is the initial date of all geological history. ...11. ...That is to say, I conclude that Leibnitz’s epoch of emergence of the consistentior status was probably between those dates.”

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