Some 13 years before he died, [oceanographer Matthew] Maury had laid the cornerstone for the University of East Tennessee (November 30, 1860). The speech he gave then forms a fitting comment on the whole of his professional life as a Christian and a scientist:
“I have been blamed by men of science, both in this country and in England, for quoting the Bible in confirmation of the doctrines of physical geography. The Bible, they say, was not written for scientific purposes, and is therefore of no authority in matters of science.
I beg pardon! The Bible is authority for everything it touches.”
Munday, E. (1983). “Matthew Fontaine Maury” in Creation Ex Nihilo. Volume 6(2), pp. 25-28. Available http://creation.com/matthew-maury. Last accessed 1st Jan 2015.