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Paul Davies
Paul Davies
* 1946 London. 1990 – 1996, Professor für Mathematical Physics und Natural Philosophy, The University of Adelaide. Später: Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University
"Generally, science leads us in the direction of reliable knowledge" (S. 14).
"I would rather not believe in supernatural events personally. Although I obviously can't prove that they never happen. I see no reason to suppose that they do. My inclination is to assume that the laws of nature are obeyed at all times. But even if one rules out supernatural events, it is still not clear that science could in principle explain everything in the physical universe. There remains that old problem about the end of the explanatory chain" (S. 15).
"The greatest scientific miracle of all: science works" (S. 20).
The Mind of God, London: Simon&Schuster, 1992
"I belong to the group of scientists who do not subscribe to a conventional religion but nevertheless deny that the universe is a purposeless accident. Through my scientific work I have come to believe more and more strongly that the physical universe is put together with an ingenuity so astonishing that I cannot accept it merely as a brute fact. There must, it seems to me, be a deeper level of explanation. Whether one wishes to call that deeper level 'God' is a matter of taste and definition. Furthermore, I have come to the point of view that mind — i.e., conscious awareness of the world — is not a meaningless and incidental quirk of nature, but an absolutely fundamental facet of reality." (S. 16)
The Mind of God, London: Simon&Schuster, 1992

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