The Life and Legacy of James Clerk Maxwell

In Current Events, Science on June 12, 2009 at 8:58 pm

James Clerk Maxwell
photo courtesy of James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

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Saturday, June 13th, is the 178th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant scientists of the 19th century. His research would lead to the development of radio, television, radar and the cellular phone. Britain’s Royal Society of Science says that “his contributions to science cannot be over-stated.”

This report looks at the life and legacy of this scientific giant, James Clerk Maxwell; featuring Randy Guliuzza, National Representative of the Institute for Creation Research.

Recommended resources:

1. The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, by Lewis Campbell and William Garnett (McMillian and Co., 1884).  Available online from Google Books.
2. Man of Science, Man of Faith: James Clerk Maxwell, by Christine Dao. Originally published in Acts & Facts. 37 (9): 8.
3. Five of Maxwell’s Papers are available from Project Gutenberg by clicking here.
4. James Clerk Maxwell by Ann Lamont. Creation 15(3):45-47
5. “Maxwell and creation: Acceptance, criticism, and his anonymous publication” by Philip L. Marston (2007).  American Journal of Physics 75 (8): 731–740.  It can be purchased online here.
6. Physical Sciences for Christian Schools by E.L. Williams and George Mullinger (1974, BJU Press).


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