Till a’ the seas gang dry

James Hutton (1726-1797) was a Scottish geologist who probably met Robert Burns and introduced him to the idea of deep time (a wonderful expression for how the earth is a living entity, constantly reforming and changing, and millions of years old).

How many times have you heard the words of My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and not given a second thought to just how bizarre was, at its time of writing, the image of rocks melting and seas going dry.

I heard this nugget on Prayer for the Day this morning. Now, officially, the only thing you can listen to on BBC Radio 4 in the morning without of fear of the Daily Mail intruding.

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