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Article about Max Planck, German theoretical physicist

Arno Penzias

“Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, one and very delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life. In the absence of an absurdly-improbable accident. The observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say supernatural plan.”

“The best data we have (concerning the Big Bang) are exactly what I would have predicted had I nothing to go on but the five books of Moses, the Psalms, the Bible as a whole … If there are a bunch of fruit trees, one can say that whoever created these fruit trees wanted some apples. In other words by looking at the order in the world, we can infer purpose and from purpose we begin to get some knowledge of the Creator, the Planner of all this. This is, then, how do I look at God? I look at God through the works of God's hands and from those works imply intentions. From these intentions, I receive an impression of the Almighty.”

Haberman, Joshua. The God I Believe In. New York: The Free Press, a division of Macmillan, Inc., 1994, page 184.

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