I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.
Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564– 8 January 1642), often known simply as Galileo, was an Italian physicist,mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the “father of modern observational astronomy”,[the “father of modern physics”, the “father of science”, and “the father of modern science”. (source: Wikipedia)
originally published on The Minot Voice: February 8, 2015