Johann Jakob Scheuchzer

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Swiss paleontologist

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According to Wikipedia, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer was a Swiss physician and natural scientist born at Zürich. His most famous work was the Physica sacra in four volumes which was a commentary on the Bible and his views on the world demonstrating a convergence of science and religion. It was filled with copperplate etchings and came to be called the Kupfer-Bibel or "Copper Bible". He supported Biblical creation but his support for a Copernican heliocentric system forced him to print his works outside Switzerland. He supported Neptunism and considered fossils as evidence for the Biblical deluge. A fossil from Ohningen that he identified as a human drowned by the Flood was later identified as a Miocene salamander which was named after him as Andrias scheuchzeri.

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