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"As the cosmic drama unfolds, it looks as if there is a script—a coherent scheme of things—to which its evolution is conforming.”
Paul Davies, Physicist
"Experience shows that as we dig deeper and deeper using scientific methods, we continue to find rational and meaningful order."
"Science is a voyage of discovery, and as with all such voyages, you have to believe there is something meaningful out there to discover before you embark on it. And with every new scientific discovery made, that belief is confirmed."
"Frankly, I am psychologically incapable of believing that the universe is meaningless. I believe the universe has a purpose, and our greatest intellectual challenge as human beings is to glimpse what this purpose might be."
Owen Gingerich, Astronomer
"Only gradually did I come to appreciate how magnificently tuned the universe is for the emergence of intelligent life.”
"With God’s experiment comes the freedom of choice, and I choose to believe in a purposeful universe."
"And simply by reaching toward truth both you and your mind’s natural root system—the universe—are ennobled.”
John F. Haught, Theologian
"Even that great scientist Albert Einstein sustained a mystical outlook on life that was, he said, constantly renewed from the wonder and humility that filled him when he gazed at the stars."
Jane Goodall, Primatologist and Anthropologist
"We are intellectual and conscious beings and it seems we have a deep-seated need to understand the world around us and our place in it.”