“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, the father of Quantum Mechanics
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
“Humans! They lived in a world where the grass continued to be green and the sun rose every day and flowers regularly turned into fruit, and what impressed them? Weeping statues. And wine made out of water! A mere quantum-mechanistic tunnel effect, that'd happen anyway if you were prepared to wait zillions of years. As if the turning of sunlight into wine, by means of vines and grapes and time and enzymes, wasn't a thousand times more impressive and happened all the time... Just because you can explain it, doesn't mean it's not still a miracle.”
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
"Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes."
Pope John Paul II
"A little philosophy inclines man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy brings men's minds about to religion."
Francis Bacon, the father of the scientific method
"To answer the questions that philosophy asks, a long detour through science is necessary; but at the beginning and the end of the journey we find the same sense of wonder." -- Adam Kirsch, in The New Yorker