Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is considered by many to be the real founder of modern science, even though he is more widely recognized for his incomparable paintings. He was also a great engineer and architect, designing many of the chief structures and public works of Milan. His scientific notebooks are filled with studies and analyses of problems in dynamics, anatomy, physics, optics, biology, hydraulics, and even aeronautics. all far in advance of his time. He was an experimental scientist long before the formulation of the so-called scientific method.

The Last Supper, by Leonardo da VinciLeonardo was also, according to all accounts, a man of high moral character, gracious and kind in all dealings. Although his few extant manuscripts deal with art or science, rather than theology, there is no doubt that he was a sincere believer in Christ and the Scriptures, as well as the general faith of the church. If nothing else were available to give this testimony, his great work of art, The Last Supper, with its profound insights into the heart of Christ and the disciples, a painting that has blessed and stirred the souls of multitudes over the centuries, would bear witness of his faith.

A Leonardo da Vinci Flying Machine

A flying machine, from Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks.

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1985 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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3 thoughts on “Leonardo da Vinci

  1. I am truly pleased to see that you have added Leonardo da Vinci to the list. He depicted Christ in such a perfect manner. He is only of my favourite artists to read about, and of course when having the chance, to view his works of art. Thank you for adding him to the list

    • Hello Bonstance,
      Thank you for the interest in Leonardo da Vinci and the Creation Science Hall of Fame. His depiction of Christ in such a perfect manner was recognized by the late Henry Morris. As much as we would like to keep the compliment, we can’t. The late Dr Henry Morris recognized Leonardo and we took most of our deceased inductees from him. Nick Lally

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