Thoughtful & Wise

Botanist Inventor

We get closer to God as we get more intimately and understandingly acquainted with the things He has created. I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one’s self.
— George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver (1860s[2][3] – January 5, 1943), was an American botanist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion.

Apart from his work to improve the lives of farmers, Carver was also a leader in promoting environmentalism.[5] He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. In an era of very high racial polarization, his fame reached beyond the black community. He was widely recognized and praised in the white community for his many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a "Black Leonardo".[6]

Carver believed he could have faith both in God and science and integrated them into his life. He testified on many occasions that his faith in Jesuswas the only mechanism by which he could effectively pursue and perform the art of science.[39] He was not expected to live past his twenty-first birthday due to failing health. He lived well past the age of 21, and his belief deepened as a result.[25] Throughout his career, he always found friendship with other Christians. He relied on them especially when criticized by the scientific community and media regarding his research methodology.[41]

Carver viewed faith in Jesus Christ as a means of destroying both barriers of racial disharmony and social stratification.[42]

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