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Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Wernher von Braun—more than any other scientist—brought us into the space age.1 Von Braun laid the foundation for cell phones, satellite radio, the Internet, GPS, and Doppler radar. His later career reads like a history of the...

/article/carolus-linnaeus-founder-modern-taxonomy
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Introduction Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778), Swedish botanist and zoologist, laid the foundations for the biological binomial nomenclature system still used today.1 As the father of modern taxonomy and ecology, he is known as the...

/article/physicist-michael-pupin-science-leads
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Michael Idvorsky Pupin (1858–1935) was a leading American researcher who made many scientific advances, including development of the fluoroscope and an electrical transmission system for long-distance telephone communication.1 A physics...

/article/jean-henri-fabre-anti-evolutionist
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Eminent French scientist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) devoted his life to a field of research called entomology—the study of insects.1 His pioneering research laid the groundwork for this field to the extent that he is “generally...

/article/james-ussher-his-chronology-reasonable
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Introduction Archbishop James Ussher (1581–1656) was one of the most important biblical scholars of the 17th century. His research and scholarly work have even earned high praise from some who are opposed to his conclusions. Called...

/article/colonel-james-irwin-creationist-astronaut
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - James Benson Irwin (March 17, 1930–August 8, 1991), an American astronaut and scientist, was lunar module pilot for Apollo 15 on the fourth human lunar landing and was the eighth person to walk on the moon.1 From childhood, Irwin...

/article/humans-imitators
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - A chasm exists between all physical objects fashioned by human hands and those made by God. That which is made by us may appear to exhibit genius in design and construction, but a closer inspection always reveals much crudeness. The automobile is...

/article/snowflake-bentley-science-man-god
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Wilson (Willie) Bentley (1865-1931) was born on a farm in Jericho, Vermont. Jericho was an ideal place to study snow because it was in the heart of the snowbelt, producing an average annual snowfall of over 120 inches.1 Willie was homeschooled...

/article/benjamin-lee-whorf-early-supporter
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Introduction Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897-1941) is best known both for documenting the importance of language in shaping our innermost thoughts and for documenting the strong connection between language and behavior.1 Crucial to his view is the...

/article/louis-agassiz-anti-darwinist-harvard
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. - Introduction Jean Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. A founding father of the modern American scientific establishment, Agassiz was also a lifelong opponent of Charles Darwin’s theory of...

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