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William Richardson (1740 - 1820):

William Richardson was a geologist who lived in Portrush for much of the year, so he knew the Giant's Causeway intimately. It is therefore surprising that, along with Richard Kirwan, he reverted to the erroneous Neptunian theory of the Causeway's formation and disregarded William Hamilton's suggestions. The volcanic theory of Desmarest was suspected of being subversive of the existing order, as was the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France.

Born: 1740
Died: 1820
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