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Anton van Leeuwenhoek was born 10/24/1632.  He, as many true scientists, believed in God and was a steady, church-going (Reformed Church) man.  One of his letters speaks of “the most wise Creator and Lord of the Universe…” – he considered himself as viewing, microscopically, God’s tiny handiwork. 

Leeuwenhoek is known to have made 247 completed microscopes in which to study the single-cell organisms he referred to as “beasties.”  He died 8/30/1723 retaining his child-like [said positively] curiosity.

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“… …we cannot in any better manner glorify the Lord and Creator of the Universe than that, in all things, how small forever they appear to our naked eyes, which yet have received the gift of life and power if increase, we contemplate the display of his Omniscience and Perfections with the utmost admiration.” – from Select Works by Samuel Hoole, p. 314

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