It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.

— James Prescott Joule

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The earth in its rapid motion round the sun possesses a degree of living force so vast that, if turned into the equivalent of heat, its temperature would be rendered at least one thousand times greater than that of red-hot iron, and the globe on which we tread would in all probability be rendered equal in brightness to the sun itself.


After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.


The animal frame, though destined to fulfill so many other ends, is as a machine more perfect than the best contrived steam-engine-that is, is capable of more work with the same expenditure of fuel.


Believing that the power to destroy belongs to the Creator alone I affirm.

.. that any theory which, when carried out, demands the annihilation of force, is necessarily erroneous.


My object has been, first to discover correct principles and then to suggest their practical development.


Order is manifestly maintained in the universe... governed by the sovereign will of God.


The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards, and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance, they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle.