Relevant Pioneer Quotes



“There are over a hundred different basic types of ice crystals. Its just the beauty of it – and that tells me something about God. It tells me that God loves beauty and He loves me because He provided this beauty to look at.”
– Larry Vardiman, God of Wonders (DVD)






1.  Dr. Larry Vardiman is the senior research scientist in astrophysics and geophysics at the Institute for Creation Research

  • While obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Larry Vardiman served as a research assistant at Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science (1970-74) and as a consulting meteorologist at Western Scientific Services (1973-74)
  • After receiving his degree in Atmospheric Science, he worked as site director for a cloud seeding research program for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, Colorado (1974-82)
  • He also served as a consultant to the Colorado Governor’s Advisory Panel on Weather Modification
  • Dr. Vardiman was an officer in the United States Air Force with the Air Weather Service in the Aerospace Modification Division at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois 1



“The cause of the six-sided shape of a snowflake is none other than that of the ordered shapes of plants and of numerical constants; and since in them nothing occurs without supreme reason — not, to be sure, such as discursive reasoning discovers, but such as existed from the first in the Creator’s design and is presented from the origin to the day in the wonderful nature of animal faculties, I do not believe that even in a snowflake this ordered pattern exists at random.”
– Johannes Kepler, The Six Cornered Snowflake (1611)




2.  Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) was one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers to ever live

  • Kepler made important headway into the field of optics
  • His publication Stereometrica Doliorum formed the basis of integral calculus
  • He also made important advances in geometry 2

3.  He founded celestial mechanics which established the laws of planetary motion around the sun 3
4.  He also came close to reaching the Newtonian concept of universal gravity – long before Newton was born 4

5.  His concepts of Force as it related to astronomical bodies forever changed the course of astronomy and set it on its present path

6.  The Bible is accurate in its meteorology 5


  1. (from the video, God of Wonders Chapter 8. Snow Crystals)  Source of Vardiman image:             Source of God of Wonders DVD image:
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