Jastrow of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies describes the
dilemma faced by scientists responding to the accumulation of evidence
for a Creator:
the scientist...the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the
mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak;
as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band
of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries".
[God and the Astronomers, p. 116]
Physicist Tony Rothman
suggests the next step:
cosmologist ... sees the hand of
God... in the constants of nature... When confronted
with the order and beauty of the universe...it's very tempting to
take the leap of faith from science to religion. I am sure many
physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it." [The Creator...
has revolutionized our view of the universe and its origin. We know
more about the origin of the universe than any previous generation.
There was a beginning, a moment of creation when matter, energy,
space and time began. There was a start, hence a Starter, an Initiator.
Science tells us that the fundamental numbers are exactly right,
fine-tuned, for the existence of life. It is more than blind chance
or random luck. There is divine design in the basic values of the
cosmos. Behind these numbers astronomers see the hand of God.
The whole universe
seems guided by some unseen hand for our benefit. To accept this
universe as merely the result of chance requires 'blind faith'.
The probability of such a universe arising by random luck is even
less than the chances of winning every every held! Can you believe
in that? To admit the possibility of a Designer requires less faith;
it requires a little humility. We ask you to give this matter your