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Fan of Eastern Literature

J. Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist and scientific director of the Manhattan Project, was known to be interested in Eastern religions and he sometimes quoted from Eastern philosophy. He read the Bhagavad Gita while in college and was greatly impressed with it, but, aside from an intellectual interest there is no evidence that Oppenheimer believed in or practiced any religion. Whether Oppenheimer believed in a higher power in any form is unknown.
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The Ultimate Deterrent

Edward Teller, called the “Father of the H-Bomb” was an avowed agnostic with faith in technology, not a supreme being. Like many of his contemporaries, he was driven by his work and gave little or no thought to God or philosophy. His Jewish background was virtually missing from his later life. Edward Teller was an agnostic.
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DNA Co-Discoverer

James Watson was half of the famed research team or Watson and Crick that unraveled the secrets of DNA. The results of his work have evolved into the advanced genetic research of today.
Watson once told his students that, “he was a "total believer in evolution" and feels the Bible is "just not right" in the face of science. He also confessed that he does not believe in a soul or anything divine.
James Watson is an atheist.
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A Modern View
Carl Sagan, “The People’s Astronomer," made many interesting statements about God. “The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard, who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by "God" one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying ... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.”
Sagan, however, denied that he was an atheist: "An atheist has to know a lot more than I know." In reply to a question in 1996 about his religious beliefs, Sagan answered, "I'm agnostic." By Carl Sagan’s self description, he was an agnostic.
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The Genius with ALS

Stephen Hawking, the most famed physicist alive today, once wrote that "the actual point of creation lies outside the scope of presently known laws of physics…" Is this a puzzling statement coming from someone who grew up in an atheist household?
In a perhaps more telling statement from Hawking he stated that “An expanding universe does not preclude a creator, but it does place limits on when he might have carried out his job!” It is well known by Hawking followers that he doesn’t believe in god, at least not in any conventional sense.
We’ll call it as being “reasonably certain” that Stephen Hawking is an atheist.
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10 Scientists and 4 Different Beliefs?

The final score:
Conventional believer in God - 1
Deists - 1
Agnostics - 3
Atheists - 3
Unknown Views - 2
No doubt we can argue over the classification of some of their beliefs and we can pick other brilliant men of science and come up with different numerical results, but the real surprise here is that such a disparity of personal philosophies is reached. They all follow their intellects to new and astounding discoveries but the process seems to yield no insight into a first cause or lack of one. The main point of agreement is that the universe is so amazing and incredible that people will gladly spend their lives studying the what and when of it, and, for some that mitigates any need to ask "why?So where does that leave the rest of us with relatively normal brainpower? We can study and observe until we reach our own conclusions about God, religion and ourselves. It seems that in the end, it really does come down to belief...a belief reached by using our reason hopefully, and not a lazy personal philosophy accepted blindly. Maybe this is where science and God actually do meet.

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God will exist as long as man wants him to. My next two questions as been often asked are:



1.  "Is god the blunder of man?"          or


2.  "Is man the blunder of god?"

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