For a Barrow, Boyle or Wilkins, a Ray or Grew, science found its rationale in the tend and all of existence: glorification of Godů,Ray carries this conception to its logical conclusion, for if Nature is the manifestation of His power, then nothing in Nature is too mean for scientific study.  The universe and the insect, the macrocosm and microcosm alike, are indications of "divine Reason, running like a Golden Vein, through the whole leaden Mine of Brutal Nature." (1968, pp. 634-635).