Thomas Burnet (1635 -1715) was an English clergyman and also one of the first geologists, author of a very influential work entitled Sacred Theory of the Earth. In this work, he took the Scriptural account of creation and the flood as providing the basic framework of interpretation for earth history, showing it to be confirmed by known facts of physics and geology.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1985 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.