In response to the question, “Many prominent scientists – including Darwin, Einstein, and Planck – have considered the concept of God very seriously. What are your thoughts on the concept of God and on the existence of God?” American Nobelist in Chemistry (1972) Christian B. Anfinsen (1916-1995) replied:
“I think only an idiot can be an atheist. We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place.” – 1972 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
– cited in Margenau and Varghese, ‘Cosmos, Bios, Theos’, 1997, 139)
Other interesting reflections here. Thoughts? We have atheists among our commenters.