John Napier


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John Napier of Merchiston  also signed as Neper, Nepair. Nicknamed as Marvellous Merchiston was a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was the 8th Laird of Merchiston. His Latinized name was Joannes Neper.

Born in Scotland, 1550-1617
Mathematician, known for Logarithms and Napier’s Bones
Founder of Decimal Notation

Napier’s Declaration

“All praise to God.”

John Napier





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Darwin, Then and Now is a journey through the most amazing story in the history of science - the history of evolution. The book encapsulates who Darwin was, what he said, and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.

With over 1,000 references, Darwin Then and Now is a historical chronicle of the rise and fall of the once popular theory of biological evolution.