George McCready Price

While being cross-examined by Clarence Darrow, William Jennings Bryan said that his views on the Great Flood were supported by George McCready Price. Darrow replied: "He has quoted a man that every scientist in this country knows is a mountebank and a pretender and not a geologist at all." However, according to Ronald L. Numbers, a prominent science historian, by the 1920s George McCready Price had "established a reputation, among friends and foes alike, as the most innovative and influential defender of special creation." Numbers also wrote of Price that of the anti-evolutionists, "a strong case can be made that he was the greatest." Ronald L. Numbers, The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design (2006).