John Murray (1808 -1892), though not a scientist himself, was the head of the most important publishing firm in England, responsible for the publication of many scientific books, most notably those of Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin. He also wrote many books himself, including at least one (Skepticism in Geology) vigorously and effectively refuting Lyell’s uniformitarianism.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.