Forwarded by a parishioner:
In the late 1980s, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II. He had converted from Lutheranism to the Catholic faith in 1675. The Google doodle pays tribute to his work by presenting the letters of the search engine’s name as geological representations featuring colored layers embedded with fossils. [UPDATE: Yes, Google fails to note that Nicolas was a Catholic Priest, and beatified as stated above.]
Today, Google is celebrating the 374th birthday of the founder of modern geology, Nicolas Steno with a special logo.
As you can see, the logo looks like exploration of the ocean to the earth and it’s inhabitants. It is a great symbolism of Nicolas Steno work. Nicolas Steno was born on January 11, 1638 in Denmark and died on December 5, 1686 in Schwerin, Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.