James Prescott Joule
Order is manifestly maintained in the universe… governed by the sovereign will of God.
The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards, and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance, they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle.
Believing that the power to destroy belongs to the Creator alone I affirm… that any theory which, when carried out, demands the annihilation of force, is necessarily erroneous.
It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.