I just read this snippet of a fact about Scotland. It got me to wondering if there were folks interested in geology--around 1650. If so, it would be a wonderful and exciting interest for Baen Gunn, the second hero (redeemed) in the sequel to Clan Gunn: Gerek. What a wonderful hero an author could make of Baen Gunn..........part of the Henderson Clan.
From: www.scotsman.com News -Fact of the Day
On this day in 1726 James Hutton, the father of modern geology, was born in Edinburgh. Hutton was one of the first scientists to challenge the biblical conception of time and replace it with one based on the scientific calculation of the age of rocks. He came to this theory while studying rocks from Arthur's Seat, an exctinct volcano located at the heart of Edinburgh, and at Siccar Point in East Lothian.