Ten fun facts about Thomas Burnet

Fact 1
He received a position as the master of the Charterhouse School in 1685, thanks to the 1st Duke of Ormonde.

Fact 2
In 1688, his frien John Tilloston made him the Chaplain in Ordinary to the King and Clerk of the Closet.

Fact 3
On the moon, there is a ridge named Dorsa Burnet which is name after him.

Fact 4
In his first piece, the "Sacred Theory of the Earth" suggests the earth was hollow with water until Noah's Flood.

Fact 5
Burnet was adamant in the belief that God created the world and everything in it.

Fact 6
Although his first piece was widely criticized, it helped popularize the idea that the earth's surface is always changing.

Fact 7
Sir Isaac Newton wrote him a letter suggesting that God had lengthened the days when creating the Earth, but he did not agree.

Fact 8
He studied grammar under Thomas Smelt when he attended Northallerton as a child.

Fact 9
In 1671, he traveled as governor out of the country, making a second tour later with the Duke's grandson.

Fact 10
He had three published books, one published after his death, that may have been controversial but are what gave him his notriety.

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Short about Thomas Burnet
An English theologian and writer.

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