Top Scientists On God — Amazing Insight

Sam Harris (1967-)
“Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious.”
–(that creation demands a Creator.)
–American neuroscientist

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
The impossibility of conceiving that this grand and wondrous universe, with our conscious selves, arose through chance, seems to me the chief argument for 
the existence of God.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958-)
“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?

Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual…The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
–American astrophysicist

Francis Collins (1950-)
“Science is…a powerful way, indeed – to study the natural world. Science is not particularly effective…in making commentary about the supernatural world. Both worlds, for me, are quite real and quite important. They are investigated in different ways. They coexist. They illuminate each other.
–American physician-geneticist and director of the National Human Genome Research Institute

Max Planck (1858-1947)
It was not by accident that the greatest thinkers of all ages were deeply religious souls.
–German physicist, noted for work on quantum theory

Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961)
“I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives a lot of factual information, puts all our experiences in a magnificently consistent order, but is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, god and eternity.”
–Austrian physicist, awarded Nobel prize in 1933

William H. Bragg (1862-1942)
From religion comes a man’s purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.”
–British physicist, chemist, and mathematician. Awarded Nobel Prize in 1915

Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)
I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does NOT acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science.”
–German-American rocket scientist


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