Scientists Pg 2
SCIENTISTS HAVE ALWAYS SOUGHT KNOWLEDGE
FROM THEIR OBSERVATION OF STUDY
Do we really need proof that God exists.
If so, for some people, "Oh ye, of little faith",
then science is the proof. Yes, science proves the existence of God.
Science has always pointed to God and science proves the existence of God. Scientists through the ages have wisely sought out knowledge from painstakingly systematized observation and study. And where does all this knowledge come from? It comes from God. "Because the Lord giveth wisdom and out of his mouth cometh prudence and knowledge." PRV: 2:6
Many Scientific discoveries have been made from Christian scientists to benefit man and society.
Firmin Abauzit: 1679-1767
Firmin Abauzit (1679–1767): physicist and French Christian theologian and a mathematician. He translated the New Testament into French and corrected an error in Newton's Principia.
Herman Boerhaave: 1668-1789
Herman Boerhaave (31 December 1668 – 23 September 1738) was a Dutch botanist, chemist, Christian humanist, and physician of European fame. He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital and is sometimes referred to as "the father of physiology," along with Venetian physician Santorio Santorio (1561–1636).
Boerhaave introduced the quantitative approach into medicine, along with his pupil Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777) and is best known for demonstrating the relation of symptoms to lesions.
Leonhard Euler: 1707-1783
Leonhard Euler (April 15, 1707–September 18, 1783) was a devout Christian (Calvinist) who became the greatest mathematician of the eighteenth century and the most prolific of all time. Born in Switzerland to a Calvinist pastor, Euler published 886 papers and his complete works consume about 90 volumes. Much of Euler's work was done when he was completely blind.
He wrote Defense of the Divine Revelation against the Objections of the Freethinkers and is also commemorated by the Lutheran Church on their Calendar of Saints on May 24.
Stephen Hales: 1677-1761
Stephen Hales (1677–1761): Copley Medal winning scientist significant to the study of plant physiology. As an inventor designed a type of ventilation system, a means to distill sea-water, ways to preserve meat, etc. In religion he was an Anglican curate who worked with the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and for a group working to convert black slaves in the West Indies.
Albrecht Von Haller: 1708-1777
Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777): Swiss anatomist, physiologist known as "the father of modern physiology." A Christian, he was involved in the erection of the Reformed church in Göttingen.
Albrecht von Haller was a child prodigy:
⦁ At four years old, he read and expounded the Bible to his father's servants.
⦁ Before he was ten he sketched a Chaldee grammar, prepared a Greek and a Hebrew vocabulary, compiled a collection of two thousand biographies of famous men and women on the model of the great works of Bayle and Moréri, and written in Latin verse a satire on his tutor.
⦁ At fifteen he was already the author of numerous metrical translations from Ovid, Horace and Virgil, as well as of original lyrics, dramas, and an epic of four thousand lines on the origin of the Swiss confederations.
Carl Linnaeus: 1707-1778
Linnaeus (center) with one of his books
Carl Linnaeus, (1707-1778) was the son of a Lutheran pastor in Sweden. His father taught him to love the identification of plants. So influenced to appreciate nature, Linnaeus studied and became a medical doctor. He was a botanist, physician, and zoologist, and "father of modern taxonomy".
John Michell: 1724-1793
Michell's torsion balance, used in the Cavendish experiment:
Michell devised a torsion balance for measuring the mass of the Earth, but died before he could use it.
John Michell (1724–1793): English clergyman who provided pioneering insights in a wide range of scientific fields, including astronomy, geology, optics, and gravitation.