John Kidd, M.D. (1775-1851) was Professor of Chemistry at Oxford during most of his career, and made many significant contributions in this field. He pioneered in the use of coal as a source of chemicals, his work eventually providing the foundation for the development of synthetics. As a well-respected Christian, he was chosen to present one of the Bridgewater Treatises, entitled The Adaptation of Nature to the Physical Condition of Man.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.