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Citations de scientifiques bien connus sur Dieu


Andre Marie Ampere (1775-1836), French physicist and mathematician,

namesake for the international unit of current:

"The most convincing evidence for the existence of God is the apparent harmony which maintains the order of the universe and through which living beings find in their organism everything they need for their continuation, reproduction and development of their physical and mental abilities."


Alexis Carrel (1873-1944), French physician and naturalist, Nobel Prize winner 1912: "There is no greater shame in praying than drinking and breathing.

Man needs God as he needs water and oxygen."



Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944), British astrophysicist:

"Modern physics necessarily leads us to God, not away from him -

none of the inventors of atheism were naturalists. All of them

were very mediocre philosophers."



Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German physicist, founder of

the theory of relativity, Nobel Prize winner 1921:

“The popular idea that I am an atheist is based on a great mistake.

Who they are reads from my scientific theories, she hardly understood... "


"Every deep natural scientist must have a kind of religious feeling because he himself does not like to imagine that the extremely fine connections that

he sees are from to be thought of him for the first time. One reveals itself

in the incomprehensible universe limitless superior reason."


"God is not relative, and not being, but our thinking."


"I want to know how He (meant: the Lord God) thought the world."


"God is clever, but not malicious." "God does not roll the dice. Rather, He created the world according to an orderly plan, which is the task of scientists to find." "There can be no legitimate conflict between religion and science"

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."


"In this materialistic age, the only deeply

religious people are the serious scientists."



Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher:

"Faith says what the senses do not say, but it does not say

the opposite of what they perceive, it is above, not against."



Carl Friedrich Gauß (1777-1855), German mathematician,

astronomer, geodesist and physicist:

"In this world there is a pleasure of the intellect, which is satisfied in science,

and a pleasure of the heart, which consists chiefly in the fact that people ease one another's troubles and troubles of life. But it is the task of the highest Essentially, to create creatures on separate spheres and, in order to give them such pleasure, to let them exist for 80 or 90 years, that would be a pathetic plan. Whether the soul lives 80 or millions of years, if it is to perish, so is At last it would have to be over. One is therefore pushed to the view that without a strictly scientific justification there is so much else that speaks in favor of this material world as well as a second, purely spiritual world order many manifolds than that in which we live -

we are to participate in it."


" When our last hour strikes, it will be our unspeakably great

To be a joy to see who we could only guess in our work."



Carl von Linné (1707-1778), Swedish naturalist, founder of

modern botany and founder of the plant system:

"I have seen the eternal, infinite, omniscient and almighty God pass by,

and I sank on my knees in awe."


Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist:

"I have never denied the existence of God. I believe that evolutionary theory Faith in God is absolutely forgiving. - The impossibility of proving and understanding that the great, beyond measure glorious universe as well as the Man has become accidentally, seems to me the main argument for the existence of God."



Charles Lyell (1797-1875), British geologist, founder of modern geology:

"Whatever direction we investigate, everywhere we discover the clearest

evidence of a creative intelligence, its providence, wisdom and power."



Edgar Dacqué (1878-1945), German paleontologist and natural philosopher:

"Man alone among all beings ... is called with all his strength conscious personality ... bringing oneself close to God. God wants to be known by

his image, and this knowledge is a loving encounter, yes, an affirmation."



Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), New Zealand physicist, Nobel Laureate 1908:

"It is an erroneous view in lay circles that the scholar, who knows more about being than others, should therefore be devoid of religion. Quite the contrary:

Our work brings us closer to God. It increases our awe of the gigantic power of our poor Tools, however titanic they may appear to us on earth, fail miserably."



Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1838-1917), German general, inventor of the airship: "God is the artist and I am his tool!"



Friedrich Dessauer (1881-1963), German biophysicist and natural

philosopher, founder of X-ray depth therapy and quantum biology:

"If in the last seventy years the stream of discoveries and inventions penetrated our time so overwhelmingly, it means that God, the Creator, speaks to us louder and more clearly than ever through researchers and inventors."



Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel (1738-1822), German astronomer,

discoverer of the planet Uranus:

"The more the field of science expands, the more numerous and incorruptible become the proofs of the eternal existence of a creative and omnipotent wisdom."



Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian philosopher, mathematician,

physicist and astronomer, who made groundbreaking discoveries

in several areas of the natural sciences:

"I am not indebted to the belief that the same God who endowed us with senses, reason, and understanding requires us not to use them."



Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), German

mathematician, physicist and philosopher:

"The order, the symmetry, the harmony enchants us....

God is all order. He is the author of the general harmony."


Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), Italian inventor of

wireless telegraphy, 1909 Nobel Prize winner:

"Science alone cannot explain many things and above all the greatest

mystery of all, the secret of our existence. Who are we? Where do we come from? How did we step we in life? Ever since man began to think, he has pounced on

these problems, and yet they have remained unsolved. " "I declare with pride

that I am a believer. I believe in the power of prayer. I believe in it

not only as a devout Catholic, but also as a scientist."



Gustav Mie (1868-1957), German physicist:

"We have to say that a thinking naturalist must necessarily be a pious person.

For he must bow in awe of the divine spirit that can be so clearly felt in nature."



Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851), Danish physicist and chemist,

founder of electromagnetism:

"Every thorough investigation of nature leads to the knowledge of God ...

If one did not know it beforehand, one would have to learn here that

we are nothing against God, but something through God."



Hans Spemann (1869-1941), German zoologist, Nobel Prize winner 1935:

"...I want to confess that in my experimental work I often have the feeling of a dialogue in which my counterpart seems to me to be the significantly smarter

one. In the face of this immense reality, the researcher always feels a deep,

awesome astonishment."



Isaac Newton (1643-1726), English mathematician, physicist and astronomer, founder of classical theoretical physics, discoverer of the laws of gravitation:

"The wonderful arrangement and harmony of the universe can only

have come about through the plan of an omniscient and omnipotent being.

That is and remains my last and highest knowledge. I saw the step

of God at the other end of my telescope."



James Maxwell (1831-1879), Scottish physicist, founder

of the electromagnetic theory of light:

"The solar systems are still as perfect in number, measure and weight today as

they were on the day of creation, from the properties indelibly impressed on

them We learn that the exactness in our decisions, the truth in our judgments,

the righteousness in our actions - what we count among our noblest qualities - correspond to us because they are essential features in the image of that being, which in the beginning is not only heaven and created earth, but also

the matter of which heaven and earth are made."



Johannes Keppler (1571-1630), German mathematician and astronomer,

discoverer of the laws of motion of the heavenly bodies:

"I wanted to announce the grandeur of your creation to people,

as far as my limited mind could understand your infinity."


"To do astronomy is to read the thoughts of God."



Johann Heinrich Mädler (1794-1874), German astronomer,

author of the first lunar map:

"A serious natural scientist cannot deny God, because whoever, like him,

has looked so deeply into God's workshop and has the opportunity to admire eternal wisdom, must bow his knees before the rule of the Supreme Spirit."



John Glenn (born 1921), American astronaut who became

the first American to orbit the earth in 1962:

"What I'm getting at with all of this is the order that reigns everywhere in the universe - from the smallest atomic formations to the enormous star systems

with diameters of a few million light-years. Should it all have happened by chance? Is there just something cosmic Floating debris suddenly found its own way?

I can't believe it ... There must be a force that has instructed the stars

on their path and ensures that they keep to it. "



Johannes Reinke (1849-1931), German biologist and natural philosopher.

"The natural scientist sees the deity from afar through natural phenomena, and

I can confess with Augustine: My heart was restless until it found peace in God."



John Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945)

"British physicist and radio technician: "The great abundance of

modern discoveries has completely destroyed the old materialism ...

The universe shows itself to our eyes today as a thought.

But a thought presupposes the presence of a thinker."



Julius Robert von Mayer (1814-1878), German physician, physicist;

Discoverer of the energy conservation law:

"Real and true science and philosophy must lead to belief in God."



Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), German chemist, founder of agricultural chemistry: "The greatness and infinite wisdom of the Creator will only really

be recognized by those who strive to read their thoughts out of

the mighty book that we call nature."



Karl Ernst von Baer (1792-1876), German-Baltic naturalist, zoologist, embryologist, anthropologist, geographer, explorer and discoverer of the human egg cell:

"What we hear today from the language of nature is a wonderful symphony

of sublime regularity and beauty. - When I looked at the human body one day,

I thought I was hearing a tremendous sermon. I bared my head and it

was as if should I sing Hallelujah. "


Max Hartmann (1876-1962), German zoologist and natural philosopher:

"The results of the most highly developed natural science, physics, are not in the slightest contradiction to the belief in a power standing behind or above nature and ruling it ... Everything can appear to the critical scientist as a grandiose revelation of nature, forcing him to believe to an omnipotent source

of meaning who stands behind this meaningful being."


Max Planck (1858-1947), German physicist, founder of quantum theory,

Nobel Prize winner 1928, eight-time honorary doctor, member of

4 German and 10 foreign universities:

"So wherever and how far we can look, find between religion and science

nowhere is there a contradiction, but full agreement on the decisive points. Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, as some believe and fear

these days, but complement and condition one another. For the believer,

God stands at the beginning and for the physicist at the end of all thinking."



Max von Laue (1879-1960), German physicist and Nobel Prize winner 1914:

“The naturalists wanted to see God face to face. Since that was not possible,

their exact science asserted that He did not exist. How much have we naturalists become more humble! the eternally invisible, the never comprehensible."



Nikolaus Kopernikus (1472-1543) German astronomer,

founder of the modern worldview:

"Who should not be admired by constant observation and meditative

interaction with the magnificent order of the world structure,

guided by divine wisdom of the all-active master builder!"



Pascual Jordan (1902-1980), German physicist, co-founder

of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory

"Modern development has removed the previous obstacles to a harmony

between natural science and a religious worldview. Today's scientific

knowledge no longer provides any objection to a creator god."



Paul Sabatier (1854-1941), French chemist and Nobel Prize winner 1912:

"Contrasting science and religion is up to people who are poorly

instructed in one science as in the other."



Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American inventor specializing

in the field of electricity and electrical engineering:

"... the greatest respect and admiration for all engineers,

especially for the greatest of them: GOD!"



Walter Nernst (1864-1941), German physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize winner 1920: "Doing physics means looking behind God's act of creation."



Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), German physicist, Nobel Prize winner 1932:

"The first drink from the cup of science makes you atheistic,

but at the bottom of the cup God waits."



Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), German-American rocket engineer,

pioneer and visionary of space travel:

"Manned space travel is an amazing achievement. But it has only opened

a tiny door through which we can glimpse the awe-inspiring expanse of space.

Our look through this peephole at the mysterious infinity of space

confirms our belief in its Creator."


"Above all stands the glory of God, who created the great universe, which man

and his science continue to penetrate and explore with deep awe from day to day."


"The opinion that is occasionally heard that we know so much about nature in

the age of space travel that we no longer need to believe in God cannot be

justified by anything. To this day, natural science has answered every new

question discovered at least three new questions!" - Only a renewed belief

in God can bring about the changes that can save our world from

catastrophe. Science and religion are siblings, not opposites."


Werner von Siemens (1816-1892), German physicist, founder of

electrical engineering and industrialist:

"The deeper we penetrate into the harmonious rulership of natural forces,

the more we feel stimulated to humble modesty. The higher our admiration

for the infinite, ordering wisdom that pervades all creation rises."



William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist,

discoverer of several natural laws:

"Overwhelming evidences of intelligence and benevolent intention surround us, showing us the operation of free will throughout nature and teaching us

that all living beings depend on an eternal Creator-Ruler."



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