In a visit down under, Lawrence Krauss is busy convincing people that there is no evidence for design in the universe. Notice in this quote he says that if he were able to see organised matter conveying symbolic meaning, then this would, for him, constitute evidence.
“At a time when religion and science are going back to war, and battles over intelligent design and creationism are heating up, new discoveries are seized on by both sides to prove or disprove the existence of God.
There are those who say that, while scientific discoveries are pushing evolution further away from religious belief, cosmology is unveiling mysteries that point to the existence of God.
Krauss, however, says that is just “wishful thinking”. Like most academics, he is firmly on the non-religious side, and a strong opponent of intelligent design, the idea that the universe and living things are not just random occurrences but are best explained by the existence of some intelligent being.
Nothing we have discovered in cosmology either proves or disproves the existence of God, he says, though he personally feels no need to believe in a supreme being because the universe is awe-inspiring enough.
“I see no evidence of a universe with a God who is interested in the personal affairs of humans. I could look up tomorrow and the stars could line up to say: ‘I am here’… [But] right now there is not a single shred of evidence.”
However, unlike the more extreme of his peers, such evangelical atheists as Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, he says “you don’t have to be an atheist to believe in science”.”