Testimony of the Rocks.
Testimony of the Rocks; or, Geology in its bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed.

Edinburgh: Thomas Constable & Co, 1857.

Octavo, numerous text illustrations; publisher's blind-stamped cloth.

From the library of William Berry

Published posthumously and as the melancholy Note records " Few readers of this volume, it is presumed, need to be informed that its lamented author spent a part of the last day of his life in correcting the proofs of its concluding pages." Hugh Miller (1802-1856) was a Scottish geologist with no formal training and this is his apologia for Creationism, with an attempt to balance it with scientific thought. Miller's book is organised as a series of "lectures". The first two deal with the paleontology of plants and animals, and their succession in the Earth's geology. He then begins discussion of the "two records", Biblical and geological, in "lectures" 3 to 6. Lectures 7 & 8 deal with the "Noachian Deluge". The first deals primarily with theological issues, and the second primarily with geological. Lecture 9 and 10 contrast the two types of evidence, with lecture 10 refuting many of the "young Earth global flood" claims of the day. Miller characterises the adherents to a global flood, who were attempting to refute geologists of his period, as "anti-geologists". Lectures 11 & 12 deal with the fossil flora of Scotland, and are primarily descriptive.

Published posthumously and as the melancholy Note records " Few readers of this volume, it is presumed, need to be informed that its lamented author spent a part of the last day of his life in correcting the proofs of its concluding pages." Hugh Miller (1802-1856) was a Scottish geologist with no formal training and this is his apologia for Creationism, with an attempt to balance it with scientific thought. Miller's book is organised as a series of "lectures". The first two deal with the paleontology of plants and animals, and their succession in the Earth's geology. He then begins discussion of the "two records", Biblical and geological, in "lectures" 3 to 6. Lectures 7 & 8 deal with the "Noachian Deluge". The first deals primarily with theological issues, and the second primarily with geological. Lecture 9 and 10 contrast the two types of evidence, with lecture 10 refuting many of the "young Earth global flood" claims of the day. Miller characterises the adherents to a global flood, who were attempting to refute geologists of his period, as "anti-geologists". Lectures 11 & 12 deal with the fossil flora of Scotland, and are primarily descriptive.

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