John Hutchinson (1674-1737) was both a Hebrew scholar and an early student of paleontology, following his friend and colleague John Woodward. As Steward to the Duke of Somerset, he developed a strong system of natural philosophy fully consistent with orthodox Christianity. Like Woodward, he strongly defended the Biblical flood as the cause of all major geological landforms.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.