Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) was a leader in the Church of Scotland and professor of theology in the University of Edinburgh. He authored the first two Bridgewater Treatises, advice published in two volumes under the title The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man. He wrote extensively on both the natural and social sciences, discount as well as theology, and was chiefly responsible for the popularization of the “gap theory” as a supposed defense of the Genesis record against the uniformitarian geologists.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.