Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney (1843 -1920) was the son of a clergyman and firmly believed in the harmony of science and Scripture. As president of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Physical Society, he made a number of significant studies identifying interstellar molecules through studies of spectroscopic absorption.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.