Editor's Note: There are many publications which contain the claim that good scientists who are intelligent, well educated, and leaders in science do not believe in God. This is simply not the case. For many years we have had a column in this journal giving quotes from famous scientists who are or were believers in God. Our scientist for this month is George Washington Carver, the famous botanist and chemist who researched ways to grow and use the peanut in soils depleted by the exclusive growing of cotton. Dr. Carver's strong Christian faith is described in William Federer's book George Washington Carver: His Life and Faith in His Own Words (St. Louis, Amerisearch Inc., © 2002.) The quote below from Dr. Carver was taken from page 68 of that book.
“As I worked on projects which fulfilled a real human need, forces were working through me which amazed me. I would go to sleep with an apparently insoluble puzzle problem. When I awoke, the answer was there. Why then, should we who believe in Christ be so surprised at what God can do with a willing man in a laboratory?”
George Washington Carver in 1942 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Washington_Carver-crop.jpg)
The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site where Carver did his research. (© jeffrank. Image from BigStockPhoto.com.)