John Herschel

Sir John Herschel. Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron.Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet KH, MRS (1792-1871) was the son of Sir William Herschel and, like his father, was both an out­standing astronomer and devout Christian. He discovered over 500 new nebulae and performed the prodigious task of cataloging the stars and nebulae of both northern and southern hemispheres. Concerning the Bible, he said:

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths come from on high and contained in the sacred writings.

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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