It's thanks to St. Albert that we have St. Thomas Aquinas. No wonder he was declared a Doctor of the Church.
I found the following thought at EWTN's website that says it better than I ever could: "St. Albert the Great was convinced that all creation spoke of God and that the tiniest piece of scientific knowledge told us something about Him. Besides the Bible, God has given us the book of creation revealing something of His wisdom and power. In creation, Albert saw the hand of God." (read more about Albert the Great here.)