Quote of the day…Werner Heisenberg.

Posted on December 4, 2018 By

“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.”

“In the history of science, ever since the famous trial of Galileo, it has repeatedly been claimed that scientific truth cannot be reconciled with the religious interpretation of the world. Although I am now convinced that scientific truth is unassailable in its own field, I have never found it possible to dismiss the content of religious thinking as simply part of an outmoded phase in the consciousness of mankind, a part we shall have to give up from now on. Thus in the course of my life I have repeatedly been compelled to ponder on the relationship of these two regions of thought, for I have never been able to doubt the reality of that to which they point.”

Werner Heisenberg, who was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics for the creation of quantum mechanics (which is absolutely crucial to modern science). Heisenberg was a Lutheran Christian, publishing and giving several talks reconciling science with his faith. He was a member of Germany’s largest Protestant religious body, the Evangelische Kirche.


  1. Allan D says:

    I have always thought of the spiritual world as part and parcel of the physical; a part we do not comprehend sufficiently enough. For me science and “religion” are inextricably linked. There are fake /failed scientific theories and likewise false religious thought. The only way we get to the truth is to ask the ultimate truth, the Almighty. And how else can a being who is way beyond us show us the way, except come down to our level and show us the truth? Jesus! The way, the Truth.

  2. Gerry Denaro says:

    My quote for the day “many of today’s scientific ‘facts’ are about to become tomorrow’s myths.” I would include among them
    1) Dawkin’s and Crick’s assertion that life began on earth through alien seeding but such a lifeform must have originated elsewhere in the universe through natural processes.
    2) alternatively, life originated by lighting striking a rock pool
    3) Preservation of stretchy soft tissue found in 65million year old dinosaur bones can be explained by iron preservation. (Mary Schweitzer)
    4)”Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved”. (Crick)
    5) “Even if all the evidence points to an intelligent designer, it must be excluded from science b/c it is not naturalistic” (Todd)
    6) http://darwins-god.blogspot.com/2011/04/is-evolution-criticism-anti-science.htmlcience. There simply is no basis for the evolutionist’s common retort that criticism of his theory is anti science. In fact, this seems to be more of a protectionist ploy than a genuine defense of truth. Perhaps it is no coincidence that such a ploy is used to defend the empirically problematic evolutionary claim that the universe, and everything in it, spontaneously arose on its own.
    7) the exceedingly complexity of DNA information defining all lifeforms is a knockdown argument for ‘common descent’ as Dawkins demands rather than explained by a common designer. ) It is merely a belief for Dawkins to assert “the universality of the genetic code confirms my philosophical commitment to materialism and reductionism”
    and my favorite from Stephen Hawking RIP
    8) “because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.” So which is it – gravity, a law such as gravity or nothing? I prefer Einstein’s E = mc^2 and F = G x m1 x m2 /r^2 which tell us that matter (mass/energy) can only exist in the dimension of time which in turn cannot be eternal in the past.
    8b) that gravity exists only if two masses are already present. Perhaps Hawking if he was still with us might like to explain i) the origin and existence of all the abstract immutable laws that define the physical realm.ii) how laws stand in causal relationships with matter?
    As Galileo said, “mathematics is the language God used to write the universe.”

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