When These Stones Speak

In 1941, work on Mt. Rushmore was completed in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  The colossal monument—featuring the faces of four presidents—is a silent testimony to American history, the spirit of democracy and something more.  You see, this brilliant work of art also conveys a message that—if we will listen carefully–reveals a principle that underlies the creation of the entire universe and the life it contains: engineering, meticulous planning and foresight are not only required for the successful creation of an iconic sculpture–but also, for the origin and complexity of life on Earth.