Editor’s Note: One of the things that has come out of the battle between extremists in the evolution/creation controversy has been a flow of literature from atheists claiming that good scientists and intelligent, educated people do not believe in God.  This is simply not true.  Tihomir Dimitrov has compiled an e-book at http://nobelists.net of quotations of Nobel Prize winning scientists.  In each issue of this journal we hope to quote statements from some of these.

"I believe in God. In fact, I believe in a personal God who acts in and interacts with the creation. I believe that the observations about the orderliness of the physical universe, and the apparently exceptional fine-tuning of the universe for the development of life suggest that an intelligent creator is responsible. I believe in God because of a personal faith, a faith that is consistent with what I know about science."

"Many scientists are also people with quite conventional religious faith. I, a physicist, am one example. I believe in God as both creator and friend. That is, I believe that God is personal and interacts with us."

"I believe that science and religion deal with different kinds of questions using different (but not completely different) methods. Science addresses questions about how things work, the history of development of the universe, and the like. Religion addresses questions about ultimate meaning, about what ought to be the relationship among people, and between people and God. I do not mean to say that there is no relationship between science and religion. There are areas where religious/moral decisions need to be informed by scientific facts. I also believe that God is revealed in part through observations we make on the creation."

"I'm strongly of the conviction that God is personal, and this is the foundation of my faith."

"Being an ordinary scientist and an ordinary Christian seems perfectly natural to me. It is also perfectly natural for the many scientists I know who are also people of deep religious faith."

"There are probably more Nobel Laureates who are people of faith than is generally believed. Most people in most professions don't make a special point to make their religious views known, since these are very personal."

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