American naval officer Matthew Maury (1806-1873) is considered the father of oceanography. Bed-ridden during a serious illness, he asked his son to read the Bible to him. The expression "paths of the sea" in Psalms:8:8 arrested his attention. Recovering, Maury believed God’s word and went looking for those paths. His search led to discovery of warm and cold ocean currents. His book The Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorologyis still considered a basic text on oceanography.
Creation Ex Nihilo 11(3):30, June–August 1989.