John Wilkins(1614 -1672) , like many in his day, was both a clergyman and a scientist, defending both the Biblical warrant for scientific study and the scientific evidence supporting theism and Christianity. He was a leading organizing spirit of the growing scientific movement, with a number of his proteges soon forming the Royal Society. Although he tended to argue for keeping the spheres of scientific and religious authority distinct, he did provide a number of scientific arguments supporting Scripture, from evidence in nature for God to the adequate size of Noah's ark to accommodate all the animals. Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1985 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.