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Georgius Agricola 1494-1555
Georg Bauer, better known by the Latin version of his name Georgius Agricola, is considered the founder of geology as a discipline.

A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming discovered what was to be one of the most powerful of all antibiotics penicillin

Antony van Leeuwenhoek
Antony van Leeuwenhoek learned to grind lenses, made simple microscopes, and began observing with them...

Georges Cuvier
Almost single-handedly, he founded vertebrate paleontology as a scientific discipline and created the comparative method of organismal biology.

Mary Anning 1799-1847
Helped to discover the first specimen of Ichthyosaurus to be known by the scientific community of London.

Louis Agassiz
One of the great scientists of his day, and one of the founding fathers of the modern American scientific tradition.

The Alfred Russel Wallace Page
A summary of his accomplishments and a sample of his writings.

William Paley
orn in July 1743, in Peterborough, England, William Paley trained for the Anglican priesthood, graduating from Christ's College, Cambridge in 1763

Erasmus Darwin
As a naturalist, he formulated one of the first formal theories on evolution.

William Smith
He was the first to use fossils as a tool for mapping rocks by their stratigraphic order.

Carolus Linnaeus
Carolus Linnaeus, is often called the Father of Taxonomy.

Richard Owen
He gave us many of the terms still used today in anatomy and evolutionary biology.

John Ray
One of the most eminent naturalists of his time, John Ray was also an influential philosopher and theologian. Ray is often referred to as the father of natural history in Britain.

Edward Drinker Cope
Edward Drinker Cope was an American paleontologist and evolutionist. He was one of the founders of the Neo- Lamarckian school of evolutionary thought.

Etienne Geoffroy St. Hilaire
Geoffroy spent much time drawing up rules for deciding when structures in two different organisms were variants of the same type -- in modern terminology, when they were homologous.

Thomas Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley was one of the first adherents to Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and did more than anyone else to advance its acceptance among scientists and the public alike.