• There can be no real conflict between the two Books of the Great Author. Both are revelations made by Him to man,-the earlier telling of God-made harmonies coming up from the deep past, and rising to their height when man appeared, the later teaching man's relations to his Maker, and speaking of loftier harmonies in the eternal future.

    James Dwight Dana (1875). “Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special Reference to American Geological History”, p.770