health _1636″ src=”http://creationsciencehalloffame.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Justus_Sustermans_-_Portrait_of_Galileo_Galilei_1636-236×300.jpg” alt=”Galileo Galilei. Portrait by Justus Sustermans painted in 1636. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.” width=”236″ height=”300″ />Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) discovered the laws of falling bodies and of the parabolic path of projectiles. He studied the motions of pendulums, and he investigated mechanics and the strength of materials.
God is known … by Nature in His works, and by doctrine in His revealed word.1
…the glory and greatness of Almighty God are marvellously discerned in all his works and divinely read in the open book of heaven. For let no one believe that reading the lofty concepts written in that book leads to nothing further than the mere seeing of the splendour of the sun and the stars and their rising and setting, which is as far as the eyes of brutes and of the vulgar can penetrate…2
1Galileo Galilei, Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo, trans. Stillman Drake (Garden City: Doubleday, 1957), 183.