Relevant Pioneer Quotes – James Clerk Maxwell

james-clerk-maxwell“Almighty God, Who has created man in Thine own image, and made him a living soul that he might seek after Thee, and have dominion over Thy creatures, teach us to study the works of Thy hands, that we may subdue the earth to our use, and strengthen the reason for Thy service; so to receive Thy blessed Word, that we may believe on Him Who Thou has sent, to give us the knowledge of salvation and the remission of our sins. All of which we ask in the name of the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.” 

– James Clerk Maxwell, a prayer of his found among his papers as cited by E.L. Williams and G. Mulfinger in their work, Physical Science for Christian Schools (1974)

√ Source of quote: http://www.nmsciencefoundation.org/quotes.htm

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1.  James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879) was a Scottish physicist who formulated Electromagnetic Theory

  • This unites all previously unrelated observations, experiments, and equations of electricity, magnetism, and optics into a consistent theory
  • Maxwell’s work demonstrate that (1) Electricity, (2) Magnetism and (3) Light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon, namely the electromagnetic field
  • Prior to this, electricity was believed to be a kind of fluid

√ Source: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/PrintHT/Light_1.html
√ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell
√ Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/C005705/English/Light/history.htm

 

“No theory of evolution can be formed to account for the similarity of molecules, for evolution necessarily implies continuous change … The exact equality of each molecule to all others of the same kind gives it … the essential character of a manufactured article, and precludes the idea of its being eternal and self-existent.” 

– James Clerk Maxwell, Discourse on Molecules, a paper presented to the British Association at Bradford (1873)
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