**Walkthrough of Gelfand and Fomin's
Calculus of Variations, Sec. 6,
Example (pp. 26-27)**

Walkthrough written for lesser mortals like me, who have a degree in math but lack the mysterious, magical mathematical powers of the Russians.

**Update: Were many great scientists creationists?**

A moderate update to my *Defender's Guide* analysis of the creationist claim that many great scientists of the past were creationists.

**Updates: Walkthroughs of Gelfand and Fomin's Calculus of Variations, Sec. 3, Lemma 2 (p. 10-11), Sec 4.2, Case 2 (pp.
18-19) and Sec 4.2 Example 2 (p. 20)**

Updated for readability and correction to minor errors.

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