Platon et Aristote (Vème siècle av. J.-C.) were they in particular questioned the ability of rainfall alone to maintain the permanent course of rivers.
Aristote (384-322 av. J.-C.), Water is a part, with fire, earth and air, the four elements of the universal reality
Démocrite (460-370 av. J.-C.) which at the same time think that the material has a particle nature (the word atom comes from the Greek atomos, indivisible).
Léonard de Vinci (1452-1519) is one of the first to rebel against the statements of Aristotle and Plato
Bernard Palissy (1510-1599) give him a proper interpretation of the cycle
Pierre Perrault (1613-1688), brother of the famous storyteller, performs measurements of precipitation, evaporation, permeability in the basin of the Seine.
Edmé Mariotte (1620-1684) then shows that the rain does not just run off the surface, but seeps into the porous layers of soil to form groundwater
Edmond Halley (1656-1742), British astronomer and man of the famous comet, observed that the evaporation of the Mediterranean precipitation is equivalent to its edges
Alexis Clairaut (1713-1765) et Georges Buffon (1707-1788) show in 1743 that "the water cycle can be and atmospheric". It appears that it is the same water that flows everywhere ... constantly recycled more than 3 billion years ...
À l'aube du XIXème, tout est remis en question
XIXème siècle, advances in geology - especially the study of groundwater - and meteorology give birth to the modern hydrology.
XXème siècle Focus compelling hydrological measurements and establishment of complex connections that are needed between fresh and salt water, clouds and rain, evaporation and condensation.
XXI ème siècle : Mokhtar Horri, (2014)
Calls into question the theory of "evaporation-condensation Rain"
I say that rainwater has never once made throughout its history, as it admits to date, ie (evaporation due to solar heat, raising the water vapour condensation and rain) and therefore how it would form then?