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Who can do Science? Who has done Science. — 3 Comments

  1. We need scientists but also engineers,
    not to say that they are mutually distinct
    but one person can use attributes of both
    for looking into the unknown and application of the known.
    The engineering approach tends to look
    for the governing natural law, something that can be applied.
    The Bible is not used as an engineering text book,
    but it is interesting that God initiated creation in Genesis with
    ‘let there by light’.
    Many people(Maxwell, Planck, Einstein, de Broglie etc)
    over the centuries have scientifically defined light.
    Derived logic indicates that all things are composed of light
    including what is considered matter.
    Basic atomic structure theory indicates
    the a basic building block of matter(proton mass)
    can be considered as light frequency (speed of light(c) / proton radius)
    correlated to Planck’s constant(h).

    proton mass x c^2 = h x c / proton radius = h x frequency

    The same reasoning applies to all particles
    expressed as light frequency modes.
    I do not think this is inconsistent with string theory.

    It is interesting to note that the DOUAY Bible contains
    Old Testament 129 ‘light’ occurrences
    New Testament 22 ‘light’ occurrences
    and
    Old Testament 45 ‘dark’ occurrences
    New Testament 2 ‘dark’ occurrences

  2. I’m a little off topic here. 12-08-2017 Today’s Google Doodle features Dr. Jan Ingenhousz and his work with photosynthesis in the 1790’s. (It’s his 287th birthday!)
    He was also a pioneer in innoculations.
    I was curious and looked up where he studied. The University of Lueven(est. 1425, later known as the Catholic University of Leuven 1835-1968). St. Robert Bellarmine was another alum.
    I’m not sure if I am ignorant, or just took for granted what Christianity, and specifically, the Catholic Church did to advance, not suppress, science.

    I guess the ‘modern’ argument is: “who wasn’t ‘religious’ in the old, (‘un-enlightened’) days?”.
    I remember being a ‘young university student’, and I wonder if the answer to that argument is “How do you think your present concept of ‘modern’ will look in 30 years, and how that bears on being ‘enlightened’?
    Or maybe just how bad I wanted to justify sleeping in on Sunday morning!?

    Dr. William H. Perry is a great present day example of potential modern day Keplars and Newtons walking unrecognized among us! I’m not much of a football fan, but when I saw the name, I first thought of William A. Perry (AKA “the Fridge”). Just goes to show what our society emphasizes. GO S.T.E.M.!

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