Amazed Scientist

Louis Pasteur dans son laboratoire de l'Ecole normale supÈrieure, 1886.

Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern
materialistic philosophers. The more I study nature,
the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.
I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory.

–Louis Pasteur

Materialists and Madmen

dominoThe Christian admits that the universe is manifold and even miscellaneous, just as a sane man knows that he is complex. The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. Nay, the really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman. But the materialist’s world is quite simple and solid, just as the mad-man is quite sure he is sane. The materialist is sure that history has been simply and solely a chain of causation . . . Materialists and madmen never have doubts.

-G. K. Chesterton,

Science, Wonder, and Faith


For me, as a Christian believer, the beauty of the scientific laws reinforces my faith in an intelligent, divine Creator. The more I understand science the more I believe in God, because of my wonder at the breadth, sophistication, and integrity of his creation.

—John Lennox,
Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford

Beyond scientific explanation

It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than can be explained by science … It was only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of existence … Many scientists are now driven to faith by their very work.

Allan Sandage