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“They were unable to find fault with anything He had to say. His answer took them by surprise” (Luke 20:26).

Legend has it that the important scientific “Archimedean Principle” was discovered by Greek mathematician Archimedes while he was taking a bath. It seems that Archimedes had been given a problem to solve by King Hiero. The king had ordered a solid gold crown, but he had reason to believe that the person commissioned to fashion the crown was cheating him. He had paid for pure gold, but he suspected that the crown had been partially filled with a substance other than gold. Archimedes struggled unsuccessfully with the problem of how to verify the king’s suspicions until one day, as he…

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