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The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass, God is waiting for you.

— Werner Heisenberg  <link>

Science has become as full of pride and prejudice as ever religion was.

— John Macmurray  <link>

Science encourages legitimate human curiosity to know the universe and to admire and contemplate its beauty and goodness. In this way we enter into communion with God himself, who looked upon what He had created and saw that it was very good.

— Pope John Paul II, “Discourse to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences”, 26 Sep 1986  <link>

The science of the scientist can understand everything in the Cosmos but the self of the scientist.

— Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos  <link>

The Really Interesting Questions

[Suppose] we just finished poisoning the earth and everyone was dead in a hundred years. Then what was the point of anything? Art, beauty—all gone—the Greeks, the Constitution, people dying for freedom, ideas. None of it meant anything? What about religion? Do we give up on God too?

I realized science couldn’t answer any of the really interesting questions.

— Dr. Chantilas, from Red Planet  <link>