This is something that’s not a whole like me for a change. I watch Destin from Smarter Every Day on YouTube all the time… or at least as often as he makes a video. He’s a mechanical engineer by training but a general scientist in everyday life. He also makes videos.

You should go and check out his channel if you’re interested in science in any way.

He’s also rather much a Christian. And a Christian in the best possible way. Normally I’m quite anti-religious because of how it’s used as a bludgeon against your enemies.

Destin does it differently.

In the last few seconds of the video, he has a reference to a bible quote. Not just anything… but something that’s relevant to the video’s subject.

I’ve made it a habit to check them out… it’s a small thing.

Here’s a selection:

  • On the Parker space probe that has some insane heat shields – Isaiah 4:6
    • “It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.”
  • Launching a rocket with immersive audio)- Psalms 8:3-4
    • When I consider your heavens,
          the work of your fingers,
      the moon and the stars,
          which you have set in place,
      what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
          human beings that you care for them?”
  • Capturing the motion of a .50 caliber rifle bullet by using a mirror – Job 41:13-17
    • Who can strip off its outer coat?
          Who can penetrate its double coat of armor?
      Who dares open the doors of its mouth,
          ringed about with fearsome teeth?
      Its back has rows of shields
          tightly sealed together;
      each is so close to the next
          that no air can pass between.
      They are joined fast to one another;
          they cling together and cannot be parted.
  • AK 47 vs. Prince Ruperts Drop (in super slow motion) – Proverbs 25:2
    • “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
          to search out a matter is the glory of kings.”

(all quotes from the NIV)

Honestly, people like Destin make up for so much that is wrong with religion as most people practice it that I’m 100% ok with it.

Don’t wear your faith on your sleeve. Do good works.

Destin, I’m happy to have watched your videos and I hope that you continue making them in the future!