Editor’s Note:  One of the things that has come out of the battle between extremists in the evolution/creation controversy has been a flow of literature from atheists claiming that good scientists and intelligent, educated people do not believe in God.  This is simply not true.  Tihomir Dimitrov has compiled an e-book on http://nobelists.net of quotations of Nobel Prize winning scientists.  In each issue of this journal we hope to quote statements from some of these.

(1978--for the discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation which supported the big bang theory)

"If there are a bunch of fruit trees, one can say that whoever created these fruit trees wanted some apples.  In other words, by looking at the order in the world, we can infer purpose and from purpose we begin to get some knowledge of the Creator, the Planner of all this.  This is, then, how I look at God.  I look at God through the works of God's hands and from those works imply intentions.  From these intentions I receive an impression of the Almighty."

"I think ... God reveals Himself in all there is.  All reality, to a greater or lesser extent, reveals the purpose of God.  There is some connection to the purpose and order of the world in all aspects of human experience."

"The Bible talks of purposeful creation.  What we have, however, is an amazing amount of order; and when we see order, in our experience it normally reflects purpose."

"Today's dogma holds that matter is eternal.  The dogma comes from the intuitive belief of people who don't want to accept the observational evidence that the universe was created--despite the fact that the creation of the universe is supported by all the observational data astronomy has produced so far.  As a result, the people who reject the data can arguably be described as having a 'religious' belief that matter must be eternal."

"If God created the universe, he would have done it elegantly.  The absence of any imprint of intervention upon creation is what we would expect from a truly all-powerful Creator.  ... The power of the creation lies in its underlying simplicity."

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