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.
Otto Brunfels 1488-1534
Otto Brunfels (also known as Brunsfels or Braunfels) (believed to be born in 1488 – 23 November 1534) was a German theologian and botanist. Carl von Linné listed him among the "Fathers of Botany".
Francis Bacon: 1561-1626
Francis Bacon (1561–1626): Considered among the fathers of empiricism and is credited with establishing the inductive method of experimental science via what is called the scientific method today.
Robert Boyle: 1627-1691
Robert Boyle (25 January 1627 – 31 December 1691) was a prominent scientist, an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor, and theologian who argued that the study of science could improve glorification of God.
Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method.
He is best known for Boyle's law, which describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system.
And he was a devout and pious Anglican and is noted for his writings in theology. A strong Christian apologist, he is considered one of the most important figures in the history of Chemistry.
Isaac Barrow: 1630-1677
Isaac Barrow (October 1630 – 4 May 1677) was an English Christian theologian and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for the discovery of the fundamental theorem of calculus. His work centered on the properties of the tangent; Barrow was the first to calculate the tangents of the kappa curve.
Laurentius Gothus: 1565-1646
The Most Reverend
Laurentius Paulinus Gothus
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Laurentius Paulinus Gothus (November 10, 1565 – November 29, 1646) was a Swedish theologian, astronomer and Archbishop of Uppsala (1637–1645).
Laurentius wrote many theological and astronomical works and also published calendars.
Johannes Kepler: 1571-1630
Johannes Kepler (1571–1630)
Johannes Kepler was a devout Christian in Germany, and a brilliant mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and cited God many times in all of his writings. He felt it was his Christian duty to understand the creation of God and the universe, and that God had used a mathematical plan for the universe's design.
William Turner (naturalist)
Title page of Libellus de Re Herbaria Novus, 1538
William Turner MA (1509/10 – 13 July 1568) was an English divine and reformer, a physician and a natural historian. He studied medicine in Italy, and was a friend of the great Swiss naturalist, Conrad Gessner. He was an early herbalist and ornithologist, and it is in these fields that the most interest lies today.
Turner was born in Morpeth, Northumberland. His father was probably a tanner of the same name. He studied at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge University, from 1526 to 1533, where he received his B.A. in 1530 and his M.A. in 1533. He was a Fellow and Senior Treasurer of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge. He spent much of his leisure in the careful study of plants which he sought for in their native habitat, and described with an accuracy hitherto unknown in England.
Quite early in his career, Turner became interested in natural history and set out to produce reliable lists of English plants and animals, which he published as Libellus de re herbaria in 1538. In 1544, Turner published Avium praecipuarum, quarum apud Plinium et Aristotelem mentio est, brevis et succincta historia ("The Principal Birds of Aristotle and Pliny..."), which not only discussed the principal birds and bird names mentioned by Aristotle and Pliny the Elder but also added accurate descriptions and life histories of birds from his own extensive ornithological knowledge. This is the first printed book devoted entirely to birds.
Natural history publications
1538: Libellus de re herbaria novus. Bydell, London. Index 1878; facsimiles 1877, 1966.
1544: Avium praecipuarum, quarum apud Plinium et Aristotelem mentio est, brevis et succincta historia. Gymnicus, Cologne. ed Cambridge 1823; ed with transl. Cambridge 1903.
: The names of herbes. Day & Seres, London. ed 1881; facsimile 1966.
Other works are listed briefly by Raven.
Seth Ward: 1617-1689
Seth Ward (Bishop of Salisbury)
Bishop Ward, portrait by John Greenhill
Seth Ward (1617 – 6 January 1689) was an English mathematician, astronomer, and bishop.
In 1649, he became Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford University, and gained a high reputation by his theory of planetary motion.