God and Science in the Light of Genesis 1-9

"Shall we say that those who by the cultivation of the medical art expended their industry in our behalf — were only raving?   What shall we say of the mathematical sciences?   Shall we deem them to be the dreams of madmen?   Nay, we cannot read the writings of the ancients on these subjects, without the highest admiration….

"But shall we deem anything to be noble and praiseworthy, without tracing it to the hand of God?….   Therefore, since it is manifest that men whom the Scriptures term 'natural' are so acute and clear-sighted in the investigation of inferior things — their example should teach us how many gifts the Lord had left in possession of human nature, notwithstanding its having been despoiled of the true good!"