But he somehow left god out of his equations that described gravity. How strange.<quoted text>
If you read Newton, you will see he gives glory to God.
How did Steno demonstrate that stratigraphy was the result of a global flood? Lowell and others demonstrated quite the opposite.Mendel was a monk, and Joseph Steno, the father of stratigraphy believed the flood was responsible for the currents that left the layers of sediment on our earth.
How did Steno explain thick layers of shale that contained very fine clay particles, too fine to be laid down in one year much less a hundred. How did Steno explain lake varves that go back hundreds of thousands of years?"Application of the law of superposition
Steno himself saw no difficulty in attributing the formation of most rocks to the flood mentioned in the Bible. However, he noticed that, of the two major rock types in the Apennine Mountains near Florence, Italy, the lower layers had no fossils, while the upper ones were rich in fossils. He suggested that the upper layers had formed in the flood, after the creation of life, while the lower ones had formed before life had existed. This was the first use of geology to try to distinguish different time periods in the Earth's history – an approach that would develop spectacularly in the work of later scientists."