Hopkins, William

Hopkins, William,

1793–1866, English geologist. Hopkins studied mathematics at Cambridge, and then supported himself as a private mathematics tutor. Many of England's best mathematicians and mathematical physicists of the time were his students. In his early forties he became interested in geology. He proposed mathematical models of shifts of the earth's crust, of the nature of the earth's interior, of the transport of erratic boulders, and of the causes of climatic change. Modern geologists have discarded Hopkins's original conclusions, but his application of mathematics remains a valuable contribution to geological methods.
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Anthony Hopkins, William H Macy, Laurence Fishburne, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Sharon Stone, Christian Slater, Lindsay Lohan, Helen Hunt, Heather Graham, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen and Harry Belafonte all appear.
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It features a host of Hollywood stars including Anthony Hopkins, William H Macy, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Lindsay Lohan, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen, plus Emilio Estevez (who also wrote and directed).
Other stars with ties to Paramount who attended the ceremony, which also commemorated Paramount's 80th anniversary, included Charlton Heston, Anthony Hopkins, William Shatner, Marion Ross, Patrick Stewart, Bob Newhart and Richard Dean Anderson.
From the invocation of "Appalachian Farewell," through "A Short History of My Life," "Vespers," "Matins," to "The Narrow Road to the Distant City," "Pilgrim's Progress," "Against the American Grain," and the final "Singing Lesson," Basho, Bunyan, Hopkins, Williams, Kafka, Lao Tzu, are all part of the "aphoristic undertow," leading the reader along.