Miraculous Milestones In Science, Medicine and Innovation
And the Faith of Those Who Achieved Them
by William J. Federer
O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee! wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619.
Scientific Revolution astronomers Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, and Herschel also made statements of faith.
What did scientists Sir Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and Blaise Pascal believe?
Sir Francis Bacon wrote in 1625: A little philosophy inclineth men’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds to religion.
Learn the significance of the invention of writing, the printing press, the Julian Calendar and the Gregorian Calendar.
Find out how the church pioneered hospitals and medical care for the poor because of the belief in the sanctity of human life, especially during plagues and pandemics.
What were the contributions of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Dr. Joseph Lister and Louis Pasteur?
Dr. Albert Schweitzer stated: Struggling to find the universal concept of the ethical … there flashed upon my mind … the phrase: ‘Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben’ – ‘Reverence for Life.’
What was the Industrial Revolution?
Learn of Ben Franklin’s inventions, James Watt’s steam engine, Robert Fulton’s steamboat, John Ericcson’s ironclad Monitor, and Samuel Morse’ telegraph.
Be inspired by little-known stories of Black pioneers in science, business & innovation.
How were the colossal structures of the Statue of Liberty and the Panama Canal built?
How has the modern world been shaped by Jewish chemist Chaim Weizmann and physicist Albert Einstein, who stated: I observe the laws of nature. There are not laws without a lawgiver
Rockets and spaceflight were launched by Robert Goddard and by Wernher von Braun, who in 1976 wrote: When Astronaut Frank Borman … was told that a Soviet Cosmonaut … commented that he had seen neither God nor angels on his flight … Borman replied, ‘No, I did not see Him either, but I saw His evidence.’
Sir Isaac Newton wrote in Principia, 1687: Order and life in the universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, whom I call the ‘Lord God.’