Bewildered by Christians who condemn or at the very least disdain the pursuit of scientific knowledge? I am.
“God gives Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom is greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. He speaks three thousand proverbs and his songs number a thousand and five. He describes plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also teaches about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. Men of all nations come to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who hear of his wisdom.” (1 Kings 4:29-30, 32-34, NIV)
Solomon sounds like the Stephen Hawking of his day.