I am all in favor of a dialogue between science and religion, but not a constructive dialogue. One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for an intelligent person to be religious, then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious. We should not retreat from this accomplishment. Physicist Steven Weinberg,
Science and religion . . . are friends, not foes, in the common quest for knowledge. Some people may find this surprising, for there’s a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don’t agree. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if people in this so-called “scientific age” knew a bit more about science than many of them actually do, they’d find it easier to share my view. Physicist and theologian John Polkinghorne
Take a good look at the statements above, both me are Physicists. One interprets the evidence with his atheist believes, the other with his theologian believes. Both men are looking at the same evidence, the question is not is one man smarter than the other, the real question is how do you interpret the evidence objectively. What do you base your opinion on? Popular opinion, who speaks the loudest or do you look at the evidence objectively from both sides?
Allan Rex Sandage, one-time protégé to legendary astronomer Edwin Hubble, was a well respected cosmologist. At a conference of science and religion in Dallas in 1985, there was no doubt at what side he will be sitting. He has been an atheist all his life. Then the unexpected happened. Sandage set the room abuzz by turning and taking a chair among the theists. Even more shocking to a lot of people is that he declared publicly that he became a Christian at age 50.
The Big Bang, he told the rapt audience, was a supernatural event that cannot be explained within the realm of physics as we know it. Science had taken us to the First Event, but it can’t take us further to the First Cause. The sudden emergence of matter, space, time, and energy pointed to the need for some kind of transcendence.
“It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than can be explained by science,” he would later tell a reporter. “It was only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of existence.”
In the same conference, Dean Kenyon, a biophysicist from San Francisco State University, stepped to the podium and actually repudiated the conclusions of his own book, declaring that he had come to the point where he was critical of all naturalistic theories of origins. Due to the immense molecular complexity of the cell and the information-bearing properties of DNA, Kenyon now believed that the best evidence pointed toward a designer of life. Specialists at the highest levels of achievement said they were theists—not in spite of the scientific evidence but because of it. As Sandage would say, “Many scientists are now driven to faith by their very work.”
These are just a few examples of some Scientists that came to the conclusion that there must have been an intelligent designer. Some become Christian, some just theist, but its a step in the right direction.
God bless you guys, and remember..... Have an Intelligent Faith!!