Great Physicists on Faith and God

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  2. Великие физики о вере и Боге
  3. Russian
  4. Asliturk, Miriam
  5. Co-existence - Scientific theories and disciplines > Classical physics
  6. 13-07-2018
  7. Великие физики о вере и Боге
  8. Pravmir.Ru
  9. Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642) - Newton, Isaac (1643-1727) - Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilyevich (1711-1765) - Planck, Max Karl Ernst Ludwig - Scientists - Mathematics - quantum physics - Christian faith - faith and knowledge - quantum mechanics
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    1. <p>Великие физики о вере и Боге. <em>Pravmir.Ru</em> (2012). Retrieved from: <a href=""></a> </p>
    1. The article emphasises the respect great physicists have had toward religion and their deep belief that science and faith are interconnected. Galileo Galilei called nature “the Second Book of God” which humanity must read. He believed that God “manifests himself in acts of nature, and not in a less admirable way than in the divine verses of Scripture.” Isaac Newton was convinced that the harmony of the cosmos could only be explained by the fact that it was God’s creation. André-Marie Ampère shared this view. Mikhail Lomonosov pointed out that the visible world was one of God’s books, which scientists explain to humanity. He also believed that “truth and faith were two sisters, daughters of one supreme parent.”

      Hans Ørsted  believed that every thorough study of nature ended with the recognition of the existence of God while William Thomson, Lord Kelvin posited that one could gain faith in God through science. Joseph John Thomson and Max Planck shared this view and regarded science as an assistant of religion, not its enemy. John Ambrose Fleming emphasised that “modern discoveries completely destroyed the old materialistic ideas: “The Universe appears today as a thought. But the thought means that there is a Thinker.” Albert Einstein stated that any serious scientist had to be a religious person. Wolfgang Pauli, one of the creators of quantum mechanics, developed his ideas by stating that scientists always depended on factors beyond their control, which religion calls grace. Werner Karl Heisenberg pointed out that only “the first sip from the vessel of natural sciences [could] make [scientists] atheists, but God was waiting for [them] at the bottom of the vessel.” Paul Dirac, one of the creators of quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and quantum statistics, believed that God was a high level mathematician who used most perfect mathematics while creating the universe. He added that the feeble mathematical effort of humans has allowed us to understand only part of it.