Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert (1817 -1901) was one of the prominent Fellows of the Royal Society who signed the Scientist’s Declaration, affirming his faith in the Bible as the Word of God and opposing Darwinist materialism. As an agricultural chemist, he developed nitrogen and superphosphate fertilizers for use with crops, and helped develop (as first co-director) the world’s first agricultural experimental station, located in Hertfordshire in 1843. He also served as Professor of Rural Economy at Oxford University.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.