Benjamin Barton

Benjamin Smith BartonBenjamin Smith Barton (1766 -1815) was a prominent American physician, botanist and zoologist, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He wrote the first American textbook on botany, as well as the natural his­tory of the Lewis and Clark expedition. As a Christian, he was vitally interested in ethnology and the origin of the dif­ferent tribes and nations. In his writings he defended the Biblical doctrine of the unity of the human race and their dispersion from Ararat. He also believed in recent crea­tion as the Bible describes.

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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