"Science has a simple faith. It is the faith that it is the privilege ofman to learn to understand."
--Vannevar Bush, science advisor to Pres. Dwight Eisenhower

"This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it."

"Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe."

"That God would choose to play dice with the world is something that Icannot believe for a single moment."
--Albert Einstein, his statement usuallyquoted as, "God does not play dice with the universe."

"Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God."
--Maria Mitchell, 19th century astronomer, first woman chosen for the American Academy of Arts and Scicences (1848).

"A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can."
--Charles Darwin, on whether human reason could ever explicate God.