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Nobel title

“I have said for years that speculations about the origin of life lead to no useful purpose as even the simplest living system is far too complex to be understood in terms of the extremely primitive chemistry scientists have used in their attempts to explain the unexplainable that happened billions of years ago. God cannot be explained away by such naive thoughts.”

“It must be remembered that, quite apart from the ephemeral nature of scientific theories, our science is ethically neutral. No value of good or bad is attached to any natural constant, or, for that matter, any scientific observation in any field. However, in our relations to our fellow man — and this includes in particular, the applications of scientific research  — we must be guided by an ethical code of behavior, and pure science cannot provide it.

“In the search for an ethical code of behavior we have to look for more lasting values than scientific discoveries or theories. The Jewish people have had the extraordinary privilege to have a lasting code of ethical values in the divinely inspired laws of Judaism which have become the basic pillars of the Western world.”

“I would rather believe in fairies than in such wild speculation as the materialistic theory of evolution.

“It may be amusing for those engaged in the task to describe their fellow man as naked apes, and the less discriminating section of the public may enjoy reading about comparisons between the behavior of apes and man, but this approach — which, by the way, is neither new nor original — does not really lead us very far.”

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