George Washington Carver credits the Christian God with teaching him how to dissect and understand the peanut, the sweet potato, and a variety of other plant life. In his book, Man Who Talked With Flowers he says, "Years ago, I went into my laboratory and said, 'Dear Mr. Creator, please tell me what the universe was made for?' "The great Creator answered, 'You want to know too much for that little mind of yours. Ask for something more your size.' "Then I asked, 'Dear Mr. Creator, tell me what man was made for.' Again the great Creator replied, 'Little man, you still are asking too much. Cut down the extent of your request and improve the intent.' "So then I asked, 'Please, Mr. Creator, will you tell me why the peanut was made?' "’That's better, but even then it's infinite. What do you want to know about the peanut?’" …"And then the Great Creator taught me how to take the peanut apart and put it together again. And out of this process have come forth all these products." Dr. Carver is credited for revitalizing the agricultural industry in the South by restoring the nutrient-depleted soil. His inventions are countless, but to name a few: face powder, printer's ink, butter, shampoo, plastics, dyes, cosmetics etc.