Fw: This scientist's verse

From: Jay Willingham (jaywillingham@cfl.rr.com)
Date: Tue Oct 15 2002 - 13:30:52 EDT

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    > To me, science is knowledge and the ordering of knowledge.
    > cf.
    > From Mirriam-Webster at :
    > Main Entry: sci…ence
    > Pronunciation: 'sI-&n(t)s
    > Function: noun
    > Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin scientia, from
    > scient-, sciens having knowledge, from present participle of scire to
    know;
    > probably akin to Sanskrit chyati he cuts off, Latin scindere to split --
    > more at SHED
    > Date: 14th century
    > 1 : the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or
    > misunderstanding
    > 2 a : a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study <the
    > science of theology> b : something (as a sport or technique) that may be
    > studied or learned like systematized knowledge <have it down to a science>
    > 3 a : knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the
    > operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through
    > scientific method b : such knowledge or such a system of knowledge
    concerned
    > with the physical world and its phenomena : NATURAL SCIENCE
    > 4 : a system or method reconciling practical ends with scientific laws
    > <culinary science>
    > 5 capitalized : CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.
    >
    > So anything lauding knowledge or getting knowledge would seem to apply to
    > science.
    >
    > These snippits are just a few of the references extolling getting and
    using
    > knowledge from a search of Pslams and Proverbs alone in the NIV at
    > http://bible.gospelcom.net/ (This is a great site for searching the Bible
    > and comparing translations and versions. Of course see the full chapter
    for
    > context.):
    >
    > Psalm 19
    >
    > For the director of music. A psalm of David.
    >
    > 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    > the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    > 2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    > night after night they display knowledge.
    > 3 There is no speech or language
    > where their voice is not heard. [1]
    > 4 Their voice [2] goes out into all the earth,
    > their words to the ends of the world.
    >
    >
    >
    > Psalm 119
    > 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
    > for I believe in your commands.
    >
    > Proverbs 8
    > 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
    > knowledge rather than choice gold,
    >
    > Proverbs 10:14 Wise men store up knowledge,
    > but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
    >
    > Proverbs 2
    > 10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
    > and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
    >
    > Proverbs 23
    > 12 Apply your heart to instruction
    > and your ears to words of knowledge.
    >
    > Proverbs 24
    > 5 A wise man has great power,
    > and a man of knowledge increases strength;
    >
    > Jay Willingham
    >
    >
    >
    > > John W Burgeson wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> >
    > > > This scientist's verse: Psalm 27:4 -- "One thing have I desired of
    the
    > > > Lord,
    > > > that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all
    > > > the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and
    > > > to enquire in his Temple."
    >
    > George L. Murphy wrote:
    >
    > > >
    > > Several years ago the ASA sold a card with a picture of the
    > > inscription over the Great
    > > Door of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, the Latin of Ps.111:2:
    > > "The works of the
    > > Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein."
    > >
    >



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