Jett Speaks on Science Window in Stained-Glass Series

&ldquo;Education in science has been, and must be, a pillar of strength on Bison Hill,&rdquo; said <b>Dr. Bradley Jett</b>, James E. Hurley associate professor of biology at Oklahoma Baptist University, as he began a lecture encompassing the Science and Medicine window in Raley Chapel and the importance science holds as part of a well-rounded Christian education.

The stained glass window is located at the far southwest corner of Raley Chapel and contains images that represent important achievements in the various fields of science. At the very top of the window is a caduceus, a symbol from Greek mythology, a pole with two snakes twined around it which is associated with the medical field and <b>Luke</b>, the New Testament author.

Also depicted near the top of the window are Aristotle&rsquo;s five elements, a parabolic compass, the motion of the heavenly bodies, a telescope, and a globe  all of which signify scientists like <b>Leonardo Da Vinci</b>, <b>Nicolas Copernicus</b> and <b>Galileo Galilei</b>. A black bag emblazoned with the letter &ldquo;B&rdquo; is thought to honor Dr. George S. Baxter, a medical doctor who made rounds on the OBU campus at the time the window was designed.

<a href=""><img src="" style="padding-right: 15px;" align="left" border="0"></a>The sun and the planets, located in the middle of the window correspond to <b>Johannes Keppler</b>, while <b>William Harvey</b> is represented by a heart for his work on the circulation of blood. The French curve, a spectrum, chemical elements, numbers and electroplating equipment represent physical science and mathematics the leading scientists of which include <b>Ren