Sir John William Dawson CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820 -1899) was the greatest of the early Canadian geologists, contributing significantly to the elucidation of the geology of Canada. He was the first president of the Royal Society of Canada and also was elected president of the American Association for Advancement of Science. He was knighted in 1884. Sir William was a devout Christian and anti-evolutionist, even though he accepted the long-age concept of geology. He not only wrote many geological papers and books, but also a number of Biblical and creationist works.
Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission. RETURN TO LIST OF DECEASED INDUCTEES.