2 Replies to “Quotes of Nobel Laureates & Scientists About God and Evolution

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    doubter says:

    I may have just missed it, but one of the great founders of Quantum Mechanics, Erwin Schroedinger, appeared to be missing from this list.

    Nobel Prize: Erwin Schroedinger (1887–1961) was granted the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory.” Schroedinger also contributed to the wave theory of matter and to other fundamentals of quantum mechanics. He is the founder of wave mechanics.

    Was he left out because of his Hinduism (Vedanta) rather than Christian orientation?

    “In the presentation of a scientific problem, the other player is the good Lord. He has not only set the problem but also has devised the rules of the game – but they are not completely known, half of them are left for you to discover or to deduce.

    The uncertainty is how many of the rules God himself has permanently ordained, and how many apparently are caused by your own mental inertia, while the solution generally becomes possible only through freedom from its limitations. This is perhaps the most exciting thing in the game.”

    Schroedinger’s best loved quotation from the Vedas is this:

    “Who sees the Lord dwelling alike in all beings
    Perishing not as they perish
    He sees indeed. For, when he sees the Lord
    Dwelling in everything, he harms not self by self.
    This is the highest way.”

    Regarding this verse Schroedinger says: “These beautiful words need no commentary. Here mercy and goodness towards all living things (not merely fellow human beings) are glorified as the highest attainable goal – almost in the sense of Albert Schweitzer’s reverence for life.”

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    MikeW says:

    Doubter@1, good catch on the glaring omission of Schroedinger. The omission is especially egregious since Schroedinger is well-known for his lectures and book on “What is Life”, widely regarded as a science classic of the 20th century. The video seems to be a “bait and switch”, starting with Nobel laureates and proceeding to much lesser-known scientists and science popularizers that the video maker wants to publicize.

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