"We need not be afraid of scientists nor of the discoveries of science.  Because if science discovers a truth, the Bible throws a new light or color which we have not observed before.  It does not change the Bible.  It opens it out so that we understand it better.  We are indebted to science, and we are not afraid of science, nor of any honest investigation in the world." 
    -- Russell H. Conwell (Baptist), 1925 
                     Conwell presided over "The Temple" in Philadelphia, which had the largest Protestant congregation in the United States at the time.  He is perhaps best known as the author of  the Mother of all inspirational lectures, "Acres of Diamonds." Since that speech peaked well before 1920, I've quoted from a later sermon. 

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