|Some scientists in the past (and today) have made statements that either directly or indirectly support the position that there was a creation event and a Creator.|
Quotes from notable scientists....
Pictures of what was created....
I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know his thoughts. The rest are details.
- (From "The Expanded Quotable Einstein," Princeton University Press, 2000 p.202)
In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognise, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support for such views.
- (From "The Expanded Quotable Einstein," Princeton University Press, p. 214)
There is no doubt that a parallel exists between the big bang as an event and the Christian notion of creation from nothing.
--George Smoot, astrophysicist
-(From "Show Me God," Frank Heeren, Day Star Publications, 1998, p. 139)
Consider the enormity of the problem. Science has proven that the Universe exploded into being at a certain moment. It asks, What cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter and energy into the Univers? . . . And science cannot answer these questions, because, according to the astronomers, in the first moment of its existence the Universe was compressed to an extrordinary degree, and consumed by the heat of a fire beyond human imagination.
--Robert Jastrow, astronomer
-(From "God and the Astronomers," by Robert Jastrow, W.W. Norton, p. 106)
Without a theory to to explain this event [creation] we can only guess what happened. ... How do we contemplate such a situation? ... The only reasonable answer to this question is: we do not. Indeed, we cannot even make calculations describing it.
--Barry Parker, physicist
-(From "Creation--the Story of the Origin and Evolution of the Universe" by B. parker, 1988, p. 10)
A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.
--Fred Hoyle, astronomer
-(From November 1981 issue of Engineering and Science)
This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
-(From Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton, book 3, General Scholium)
I believe that science is possible because the physical world is a creation and we are, to use an ancient and powerful phrase, creatures "made in the image" of the Creator. I regard this insight as the primary ground for believing that the universe is designed. I make no apology for speaking in theistic terms, for if the universe is designed, who could be its designer other than a Creator-God?
--John Polkinghorne, physicist and theologian
-(From "Faith of the Scientists," John Polkinghorne, p. 346)
I cannot believe that our existence in this universe is a mere quirk of fate, an accident of history, an incidental blip in the great cosmic drama. Our involvement is too intimate. The physical species Homo may count for nothing, but the existence of mind in some organism on some planet in the universe is surely a fact of fundamental significance. Through conscious beings the universe has generated self-awareness. This can be no trivial detail, no minor byproduct of mindless, purposeless forces. We are truly meant to be here.
--Paul Davies, physicist
-(From "The Mind of God--The Scientific Basis for a Rational World," by Paul Davies, p. 232)
Religious doctrine that is insulated from disproof has little reason to worry about the advance of science. The grand idea, common to many faiths, of a Creator of the Universe is one such doctrine--difficult alike to demonstrate or to dismiss.
--Carl Sagan, astronomer
-(From "Faith of the Scientists," Carl Sagan, pp. 236-237)
I'm not an atheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what that is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the most intelligent human toward God.
-(From "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacston, p. 386)
Western science grew out of Christian theology. It is probably no accident that modern science grew explosively in Christian Europe and left the rest of thew world behind. A thousand years of theological disputes nurtured the habit of analytical thinking that could also be applied to the analysis of natural phenomena.
--Freeman Dyson, physicist
-(From "The Faith of Scientists," Freeman Dyson, pp. 385-386)
We have this very solid conclusion that the universe had an origin, the Big Bang. Fifteen billion years ago, the universe began with an unimaginably bright flash of energy from an infitesimally small point. That implies that before that, there was nothing. I can't imagine how nature, in this case the universe, could have created itself. And the very fact that the universe had a beginning implies that someone was able to begin it. And it seems to me that had to be outside of nature. And that sounds like God
--Francis Collins, scientist
-(From an interview at http://www.salon.com/books/int/2006/08/07/collins/index2.html"