(1) Albert Einstein 爱因斯坦 (1879-1955, 1921 Nobel Laureate, One of a Kind Physicist, Time Magazine's Scientist of the 20th Century):
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
The scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation ... His religious feelings 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.
(2)Stephen Hawking 霍金 (1942-present, Physicist, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambrige University):
The laws of science, as we know them at present, contain many fundamental numbers, like the size of the electric charge of the electron and ratio of the masses of the proton and the electron....The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers seem to have been very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life.
(3) Sir Fred Hoyle 霍义尔 (1915-2001, World-Renowned Astronomer, Plumian Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University ):
A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as 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.
Fred Hoyle (with Chandra Wickramasinghe):
Odds that all the functional proteins necessary for life might form in one place by random chance is 1 in 10 to 40,000th power.
(4) John O'Keefe 欧奇夫 (Astronomer at NASA):
We are, by astronomical standards, a pampered, cosseted, cherished group of creatures... If the Universe had not been made the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate that the Universe was created for man to live in.
(5) Robert Jastrow 贾斯特罗 (Astronomer and Physicist, Founding Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Director of the Mount Wilson Institute and Hale Solar Laboratory, Author of God and the Astronomer):
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.
(6) Paul Davies 戴维斯 (Professor of Natural Philosophy at Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Prolific author, among his better-known works are God and the New Physics, The Cosmic Blueprint, The Mind of God, The Last Three Minutes, About Time and Are We Alone? How to Build a Time Machine):
Roger Penrose has computed the odds against the observed universe appearing by accident to be 10^(10^30) to one.
(7) Freeman Dyson 戴森 (Physicist and Mathematician at Harvard University, President of Space Studies Institute):
The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.
(8) Lawrence M. Krauss & Glenn D. Starkman 克劳斯和斯塔克曼 (Both Physicists at Case Western Reserve University):
Billions of years ago the universe was too hot for life to exist. Countless eons hence, it will become so cold and empty that life, no matter how ingenious, will perish.
(9) Francis Collins 柯林斯 (Geneticist, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health):
When something new is revealed about the human genome, I experience a feeling of awe at the realization that now humanity knows something only God knew before. It is a deeply moving sensation that helps me appreciate the spiritual side of life, and also makes the practice of science more rewarding. A lot of scientist really don't know what they are missing by not exploring their spiritual feeling. (quoted as saying in Science, vol. 277, p.890, Aug.15 1997)
(10) Christian de Duve 德杜勿(Molecular Biologist, 1974 Nobel Laureate):
Many of my scientist friends are violently atheist, but there is no sense in which atheism is enforced or established by science. Disbelief is just one of many possible personal views. (quoted as saying in Science, vol. 277, p.890, Aug.15 1997)
(11) Joshua Lederberg 列德伯格 (Evolutionary Biologist at Rockefeller University, 1958 Nobel Laureate):
Nothing so far disproves the divine. What is incontrovertible is that a religious impulse guides our motive in sustaining scientific inquiry. Beyond that it is all speculation. (quoted as saying in Science, vol. 277, p.890, Aug.15 1997)
(12) Charles Townes 陶恩斯 (Laser Inventor, 1964 Nobel Laureate, former provost of MIT):
Science wants to know the mechanism of the universe, religion the meaning. The two cannot be separated. (quoted as saying in Science, vol. 277, p.890, Aug.15 1997)