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Scientists and God

  • Scientists and God

  • Scientists

  • Scientists and God

    It might have surprised you to find a website about science and faith and how they interact with each other. Or maybe it didn’t. Perhaps you’ve always thought that you had to choose between a faith in God and becoming a great scientist. Or perhaps you’ve heard of lots of scientists who have a faith.

    In reality, lots of scientists throughout history have had a deep, personal faith - and that’s still true today. Many of these scientists see science as a way of learning about the things they believe God has done and made, and continues to do and make.

    Many of them also see their scientific research as a way of honouring and praising God. This can be for a number of reasons. Firstly, they see working in science as a way to show that they care enough about God to want to learn more about him and his amazing universe. They might also see working in science as a way of learning how to take good care of the planet and all of the plants, animals and people - something that Christians believe God has asked us to do. And, as well as that, scientists of faith tend to find that the more they learn through science about the universe, the more amazed they are by it, and the more they feel moved to praise the one they believe is behind it all.

    In this section you can explore the stories of some of these scientists with a personal faith, both living and historical.

  • JW

    Jennifer Wiseman

    JK

    Johannes Kepler

    AW

    Althea Wilkinson

    AD

    Andrew Davidson

    AM

    April Maskiewicz Cordero

    BN

    Bill Newsome

    BS

    Bob Sluka

    BW

    Bob White

    RB

    Robert Boyle

    CP

    Cara Parrett

    CW

    Cara Wall-Scheffler

    JC

    James Clerk Maxwell

    FC

    Francis Collins

    DW

    David Wilkinson

    DH

    Deb Haarsma

    DA

    Denis Alexander

    EH

    Elaine Howard Ecklund

    EB

    Emily Burdett

    EP

    Eric Priest

    EL

    Ernest Lucas

    MF

    Michael Faraday

    GG

    Galileo Galilei

    GP

    Ghillean Prance

    GS

    Gillian Straine

    JB

    John Bryant

    JW

    John Wyatt

    JM

    Jonathan Moo

    KH

    Katharine Hayhoe

    MS

    Mary Schweitzer

    RA

    Roger Abbott

    RB

    Roger Bretherton

    RP

    Rosalind Picard

    SB

    Sarah Bodbyl Roels

    SC

    Simon Conway Morris

    SR

    Steve Roels

    TI

    Tom Ingleby

    JP

    John Polkinghorne

    JF

    Jonathan Foster