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. It makes no sense to me to assume that the Universe and our existence is just a cosmic accident, that life emerged due to random physical processes in an environment which simply happened to have the right properties.”

“As a Christian, I begin to comprehend what life is all about through belief in a Creator, some of whose nature was revealed by a man born about 2000 years ago.”

“I think both science and religion are necessary to understand our relation to the Universe. In principle, Science tells us how everything works, although there are many unsolved problems and I guess there always will be. But science raises questions that it can never answer. Why did the big bang eventually lead to conscious beings who question the purpose of life and the existence of the Universe? This is where religion is necessary.”

“God certainly seems to be a rational Creator. That the entire terrestrial world is made from electrons, protons, and neutrons and that a vacuum is filled with virtual particles demands incredible rationality.

“Religion has a most important role in pointing out that there is more to life than selfish materialism.”

“God is a concept which I need to cohere my total experience. Christianity comes nearest to the formal expression of this for me. You’ve got to have something other than just scientific laws. More science is not going to answer all the questions we ask.”

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