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
“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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