Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819 -1900) was Astronomer Royal for Scotland and Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. He also made extensive studies at the Great Pyramid in Egypt and became a founder and leader of the cult of pyramidology and Anglo-Israelism. He also published many significant studies on astronomy and meteorology. Though his commitment to the British-Israel concept may have been unfortunate, he did believe the Bible and sought diligently to apply its teaching to his scientific studies.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.