Allan Sandage

Astronomer, discoverer of quasars, winner of Crafoord Prize. Allan Sandage (June 18, 1926 -November 13, 2010) was an American astronomer. He was Staff Member Emeritus with the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California. He determined the first reasonably accurate values for the Hubble constant and the age of the universe. Sandage was one of the most influential astronomers of the 20th century. (wiki)

New York Times, 12 March, 1991, p. B9

Article "Sizing Up the Cosmos: An Astronomer's Quest" by John Noble Wilford

"I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos There has to be some organizing principle. God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence - why there is something rather than nothing."

Cited by Strauss in "The Creator Revealed", p39 and by Lennox on p41 of "Can science explain everything?"

"A Scientist Reflects on Religious Belief"

Truth 1, 1985
"The world is too complicated in all its parts and interconnections to be due to chance alone. I am convinced that the existence of life with all its order in each of its organisms is simply too well put together." p. 54

"Science Finds God"

Newsweek (July 20, 1998)
"It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than science .. It is only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of science." p47-52

Cited by Strauss in "The Creator Revealed", p56

"Comments at 1985 Dallas Conference"

p108 Allan Sandage "During his talk, however, he not only described the astronomical evidence for the beginning of the universe; he shocked many of his colleagues by announcing a recent religious conversion and then explaining how the scientific evidence of a 'creation event' had contributed to a profound change in his worldview."

"I now have to go from a stance as a complete materialistic rational scientist and say this super natural event, to me, gives at least some credence to my belief that there is some design put in the universe. I cannot ... with certainty say that. What now do I do? I am convinced that there is some order in the universe. I think all scientists, at the deepest level, are so startled by what they see in the miraculousness of the inner connection of things in their field ... that they must have wondered why it is this way."

Cited by Stephen Meyer on pg108 of "Return of the God Hypothesis".

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