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Sir Francis Bacon: Seeking To Experience

Sir Francis Bacon was the Father of Empiricism. Credited for introducing the foundations of the scientific method that is used today, he was a brilliant scientist and philosopher, as well as a politician. Experiments and inductive reasoning became the emphasis of science after Bacon’s theoretical groundwork.

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James Clerk Maxwell: Seeing the Light

 
James Clerk Maxwell was a physicist and mathematician by profession. Before his discovery, electricity, light, and magnetism were considered to be completely separate experiences. By uncovering that they all were manifestations of the electromagnetic field, his electromagnetic theory was a huge breakthrough in science.
Maxwell was gifted with a brilliant mind, and he used this gift to make contributions that go beyond the benefit of this world alone. He made scientific advancements that set the stage for radios followed by television. But all of his work was rooted in serving the …

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Blaise Pascal: Finding God in Revealing Fundamental Truths of Life

Without doubt, Blaise Pascal is one of the giants in Western thought. He revolutionized mathematics by developing probability theory, wrote one of the first masterpieces of French prose, made important contributions to the science of hydrostatics, and authored one of the most influential theological works in Christian philosophy. The name Pascal is given to the unit of measurement for pressure, the arithmetic triangle, a programming language, as well as an apologetic argument. Even more, Pascal is the inventor of the first calculator and the first public transportation system. Being such a world-changing genius with so many accomplishments in his life, what did Pascal see as most important in life? In two words, “God himself.”

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Johannes Gutenberg: Spreading the Good News

What is written here is not written by pen. But by pen is how all printing was done when Johannes Gutenberg came into the world. He changed the distribution of writing. By creating the movable type printing press, books and documents could be printed much faster than by hand. From this printing press, he most famously printed his Gutenberg Bible, a large 42-line Bible. Gutenberg had set the stage for printing books in large quantities, which afforded the common people opportunities of reading and learning.
One main command of the gospel …

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George Washington Carver: God-glorifying Agricultural Innovator

George Washington Carver is one of the most significant inventors and scientists in the history of the United States. As an agricultural chemist and agronomist, he helped transform the agricultural industry in the South. Excelling also in music and art, Dr. Carver has been called a modern day Leonardo da Vinci. God’s grace and redemptive power shone through Dr. Carver’s life as he conquered adversities one by one, from being kidnapped as a slave baby to breaking racial barriers in academia. He was truly aware of his role under his Creator and even called his laboratory at the Tuskegee Institute, “God’s Little Workshop.” He would uncover mysteries of the design behind peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and pecans and is credited for discovering hundreds of uses for different plants. However, when lauded for his work, he gave full credit to Another.

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Galileo Galilei: Reconciling Faith and Modern Astronomy

The name Galileo is often mentioned in discussions of the relationship between science and faith as a heroic defender of science against religion. However, contrary to such public misconception, Galileo did not fight against religion. He was a man of faith and wanted to do his science in harmony with the teaching of the church. In fact, when he faced the Inquisition on June 22, 1633, he pleaded to the council, “Do not make me say I have not been a good Catholic, for I have been one and will …