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.

"Religion is founded on faith.  It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the universe, one must ask why and not just how.  The only possible answers are religious. For me that means Protestant Christianity, to which I was introduced as a child and which has withstood the tests of a lifetime."

"But the context of religion is a great background for doing science.  In the words of Psalm 19, 'The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shouted his handiwork.'  Thus scientific research is a worshipful act, in that it reveals more of the wonders of God's creation."

"We are fortunate to have the Bible, especially the New Testament, which tells us so much about God in widely accessible human terms."

"The world is so wonderful that I can't imagine it just having come by pure chance."

"You can't expect a peasant and a philosopher to have the same picture of God.  I think God is big enough to cover them all, even for science writers--they can have their picture of God."

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