George Stokes

Sir George Stokes, BaronetSir George Gabriel Stokes, First Baronet (1819 – 1903) was a great British physicist and mathematician, making major contributions in many fields. One of the most significant of his studies was the development of the science of real fluids, laying the foundation of the modern engineering science of fluid mechanics. He held the chair at Cambridge University once occupied by Isaac Newton. Sir George was a godly Christian gentleman, especially known for his humility. He wrote a book on Natural Theology and frequently tes­tified of his faith, even when speaking before learned scientific societies. He specifically wrote emphasizing his belief in the deity and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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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