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The Bible and the Science of Oceanography

Matthew Maury (1806-1873) is considered the father of oceanography. He noticed that the expression the "paths of the sea" in Psalm 8:8 (written 2,800 years ago) and said, "If God said there are paths in the sea, I am going to find them." Maury then took God at His word and went looking for these paths, and we are indebted to his discovery of the warm and cold continental currents. His book on oceanography remains a basic text on the subject and is still used in universities.


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