Eminent Scientists and Thinkers Conclude…
This most beautiful system of sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.
—Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician and scientist, formulator of the law of gravitation
Posterity will some day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophy. The more I study nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator.
—Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), French chemist, founder of modern microbiology
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truth contained in the sacred Scriptures.
—Sir Fredrick William Herschel (1738-1822), German-born astronomer, discoverer of the planet Uranus
The commencement of life upon Earth certainly did not take place by any action of chemistry or electricity or crystalline grouping of molecules. We must pause, face to face with the mystery and miracle of the creation of living creatures.
—First Baron William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907), British mathematician and physicist, formulator of the second law of thermodynamics
As biochemists discover more and more about the awesome complexity of life, it is apparent that its chances of originating by accident are so minute that they can be completely ruled out.
—Sir Fred Hoyle (1915– ), English astronomer and mathematician
If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents—the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts—i.e., of materialism and astronomy—are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It’s like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milk jug should give you a correct account of how the jug was made and why it was upset.
—C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), British writer and critic
For myself, faith begins with a realization that a Supreme Intelligence brought the universe into being and created man. It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence. An orderly unfolding universe testifies of the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered: “In the beginning God…”
—Dr. Arthur H. Compton (1892-1962), Nobel Prize winner in physics
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