Quotes Supporting a Creator

Galileo Galilei
Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher
Considered the “father of modern physics and observational astronomy”

“I do not feel obliged to believe that same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use.”


Sir Isaac Newton
Mathematician, Physicist
Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University

“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.The main Business of natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical.”

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“It is the perfection of God’s works that they are all done with the greatest simplicity. He is the God of order and not of confusion.”


Charles Darwin
Biologist and Author “The Origin of Species”

“[Reason tells me of the] extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capability of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When thus reflecting I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous to that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist.Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms?”

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“The several difficulties here discussed, namely our not finding in the successive formations infinitely numerous transitional links between the many species which now exist or have existed; the sudden manner in which whole groups of species appear in our European formations; the almost entire absence, as at present known, of fossiliferous formations beneath the Silurian strata, are all undoubtedly of the gravest nature.”

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“To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.”


Louis Pasteur
Chemist, Microbiologist
Developed principles of vaccination and pasteurization

“The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Science brings men nearer to God.”


G. K. Chesterton
Philosopher, Theologian, Journalist, Writer
Author – “The Everlasting Man”

“It is absurd for the evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”


Max Planck
Theoretical Physicist
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1918

“Both religion and science require a belief in God. For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists He is at the end of all considerations… To the former He is the foundation, to the latter, the crown of the edifice of every generalized world view. There can never be any real opposition between religion and science; for the one is the complement of the other.”


Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1921

“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.The scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation … His religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.”

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“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.”

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“I’m not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. 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 it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.”


Sir Nevill Mott
Physicist
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1977

“Science can have a purifying effect on religion, freeing it from beliefs of a pre-scientific age and helping us to a truer conception of God. At the same time, I am far from believing that science will ever give us the answers to all our questions.”


Robert A. Laidlaw
Christian Apologist, Writer and Philanthropist
Author – “The Reason Why”

“God exists whether or not men may choose to believe in Him. The reason why many people do not believe in God is not so much that it is intellectually impossible to believe in God, but because belief in God forces that thoughtful person to face the fact that he is accountable to such a God.”


C. S. Lewis
Academic, Theologian, Christian Apologist and Writer
Author – “Mere Christianity”

“The Myth asks me to believe that reason is simply the unforeseen and unintended by-product of a mindless process at one stage of its endless and aimless becoming. The content of the Myth thus knocks from under me the only ground on which I could possibly believe the Myth to be true. If my own mind is a product of the irrational—if what seem my clearest reasoning are only the way in which a creature conditioned as I am is bound to feel—how shall I trust my mind when it tells me about Evolution?”

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“Does the whole vast structure of modern naturalism depend not on positive evidence but simply on an a priori metaphysical prejudice? Was it devised not to get in facts but to keep out God?”

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“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”


Sir Fred Hoyle
Astronomer, Nuclear Theorist, Writer
Author – “Ten Faces of the Universe”

“Some super-calculating intellect must have designed the properties of the carbon atom, otherwise the chance of my finding such an atom through the blind forces of nature would be utterly minuscule.A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”

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“Imagine 1050 blind persons each with a scrambled Rubik’s cube, and try to conceive of the chance of them all simultaneously arriving at the solved form. You then have a chance of arriving by random shuffling, of just one of the many biopolymers on which life depends. The notion that not only the biopolymers but the operating program of a living cell could be arrived at by chance in a primordial organic soup here on the Earth is evidently nonsense of a high order.”


Robert Jastrow
Astronomer, Physicist, Cosmologist
Founding director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Director Emeritus of Mount Wilson Observatory and Hale Solar Laboratory

“Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover. That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact.”

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“For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”


Werner von Braun
Aerospace Engineer, Rocketry Scientist
National Medal of Science, 1975

“My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun? An outlook through this peep hole at the vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator. 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.”


Alan Sandage
Astronomer
National Medal of Science, 1970

“The world is too complicated in all its parts and interconnections to be due to chance alone. I am convinced that the existence of life with all its order in each of its organisms is simply too well put together.”


Henry Morris
Ph.D Hydraulic Engineering
Founder, Creation Research Society

“In all their polemics, the anti-creationists invariably avoid discussing the actual scientific evidence for macro-evolution. If there were any such evidence, they could easily settle the whole conflict, merely by presenting the evidence! Instead they seem compelled to resort to bombast ridicule, defamation, intimidation, and distortion. Surely that great body of working scientists, largely uninvolved so far in the creation/evolution conflict will soon begin to see that a two-model approach to all scientific study is salutary and will persuade their more emotional brethren to open their minds to potential truth wherever it might be found.”


Paul Davies
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Astrobiologist
Author – “Quantum Fields in Curved Space”

“There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all… It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe… The impression of design is overwhelming.”

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“All science proceeds on the assumption that nature is ordered in a rational and intelligible way.  You couldn’t be a scientist if you thought the universe was a meaningless jumble of odds and ends haphazardly juxtaposed.”

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“Can the mighty edifice of physical order we perceive in the world about us ultimately be rooted in reasonless absurdity?  If so, then nature is a fiendishly clever bit of trickery:  meaningless and absurdity somehow masquerading as ingenious order and rationality.”


Roger Penrose
Mathematical Physicist, Mathematician, Philosopher of Science
Professor of Mathematics, Oxford University

“The odds of our universe’s low entropy condition obtaining by chance alone are on the order of 1:10123, an inconceivable number. If our cosmos were indeed but one member of a much vaster multiverse of randomly ordered worlds, then it is vastly more probable that we should be observing a much smaller universe. The probability of our solar system forming randomly is about 1:1060, a vast number but inconceivably smaller than 1:10123.”


Bernard Carr
Mathematician and Astronomer
Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University, London

“If there is only one universe, you might have to have a fine-tuner. If you don’t want God, you’d better have a multiverse.”


Ilya Prigogine
Ph.D. Chemistry Physics
Author – “Order out of Chaos: Man’s new dialogue with nature.”

“The statistical probability that organic structures and the most precisely harmonized reactions that typify living organisms would be generated by accident, is zero.”


Leonard Susskind
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Former Professor of Physics, Stanford University
Member, National Academy of Sciences

“Without any explanation of nature’s fine-tunings we will be hard pressed to answer the ID critics. One might argue that the hope that a mathematically unique solution will emerge is as faith-based as ID.”


Ravi Zacharias
Christian Apologist, Theologian and Philosopher
Author – “The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists”

“To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, ‘I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge.’”

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