Glossary Definition
Buckland, William
(1784-1856)
English geologist and teacher of Lyell. Buckland is known for his attempts to reconcile religion and geology and for being among the first to identify dinosaur fossils. As a natural theologist, he believed that new life forms were continually created. He also believed that the Earth had been shaped by a series of catastrophes and tried to find evidence that a worldwide flood — Noah's biblical flood — was the most recent of these.

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