(c. 1635 - 27 Sep 1715)
English theologian who published The Sacred Theory of the Earth in Latin (1681) and English (1684) in which he tried to explain the Earth’s features, beginning with a period of chaos, followed by a deluge. He speculated the interior and surface of the Earth slowly undergo continual changes, from which the mountains resulted.
Science Quotes by Thomas Burnet (1 quote)
…tis a dangerous thing to ingage the authority of Scripture in disputes about the Natural World, in opposition to Reason; lest Time, which brings all things to light, should discover that to be evidently false which we had made Scripture to assert.
— Thomas Burnet
The Sacred Theory of the Earth (1681)