Nicolas Steno

“Blessed Nicolas Steno (1 January 1638 – 25 November 1686) was a Danish Catholic bishop and scientist who pioneered in both anatomy and geology. By 1659, Steno had decided not to accept a statement as true simply because it was written in a book, but rather to rely on his own research.He is considered one of the founders of modern stratigraphy and, together with James Hutton, the founder of modern geology.”