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One man who managed to stir some doubt was Niels Stensen (or Nicolaus Steno).A religious man, Steno wasn't out to disprove the Bible; he used it as the basis for his work in piecing together old landscapes.Furthermore, many animals — giant ground sloths in South America, monstrous reptiles in England — had gone extinct long ago.So even if people continued to look to the Bible for spiritual guidance, they began to doubt it was a literal account of the history of life on Earth.Evolution was one explanation, but many savants believed a series of catastrophes had been followed by fresh creations.One early evolutionist, Lamarck, proposed a form of evolution in 1800.Only later came Noah's Flood, which was held responsible for depositing all those weird remains, like shells, in rocks on top of mountains.If that actually happened, human remains should have appeared in the oldest rocks at the bottom of the heap, but they didn't. The oldest layers of rocks held different creatures, and the further down in the heap one looked, the weirder the creatures got.

Early on, the story that caused perhaps the most trouble was Noah's Flood.Biological evolution is change in the characteristics of living organisms over generations.Despite your vastly superior tastes in music and fashion, you probably look vaguely like your parents, just as they look vaguely like their parents.Biblical scholars went back to calculating the length of a cubit.One more problem for Noah was a shift in philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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