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Lord Adam Gifford
(29 Feb 1820 - 29 Jan 1887)

Scottish judge who in his will endowed the Gifford Lectureships in natural theology at each of the four Scottish universities of his time. He gave public lectures, often on metaphysics and philosophical religion. His title reflects his position on the Court of Session, rather than a peerage.

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I wish the lecturers to treat their subject as a strictly natural science, the greatest of all possible sciences, indeed, in one sense, the only science, that of Infinite Being, without reference to or reliance upon any supposed special exception or so-called miraculous revelation. I wish it considered just as astronomy or chemistry is.
Statement in deed of foundation of the Gifford Lectures on natural theology (1885).
— Lord Adam Gifford
Quoted in Michael A. Arbib and Mary B. Hesse, The Construction of Reality (1986), 1.
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